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SESSION 189©-l©00. 

Roanoke, Va. : 

The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Company. 


Calen&ar for Seeeion 1900:^1901, 

WEDNESDAY, September 19th— Opening Day. 


TUESDAY, December 25th, to MONDAY, December 31st— 
Christmas Recess. 

FEBRUARY 2ist (Birthday of Charles E. Cocke)— Holiday. 

FRIDAY and MONDAY— Easter Recess. 

JUNE loth to 14th — Commencement. 



Board of Trustees 5 

Historical 6 

Full Graduates 8 

Graduates in Special Courses 11 

Medalists 16 

Change of Charter and Organization .... 19 

Principles which Govern this School 20 

Suggestions 24 

Faculty and OflScers 25 

Register of Students 27 

Summary 32 

Certificates of Proficiency 33 

Graduates in Departments 34 

Medalists 37 

The Eclectic Degree 37 

The Classical Degree 37 

The Literary Degree . . . . 38 

The Full Degree 38 

Introductory 39 

HoUins Institute — 

Location 43 

Premises and Buildings 44 

Organization 4.5 

Discipline 46 

Religious Privileges 46 

Health and Recreation 47 

Admission of Pupils 47 

Courses of Instruction 49 

School of English 50 

English Language 51 

School of Ancient Languages 53 

School of Modern Languages 55 

Post-Graduate Course in Modern Languages and Literature 56 

School of History and Political Economy .... 57 

School of Mathematics 58 

School of Physics 59 

School of Chemistry 60 

School of Moral Science 61 

Physiology 62 

School of Music 62 

School of Art 67 

School of Elocution, Dramatic Action and Physical Culture . . 68 

Preparatory School 70 


Bookkeeping 70 

Stenography and Typewriting 71 

The Holy Bible and the Lord's Day 71 

Examinations, Certificates, Diplomas, Medals, Etc. — 

Examinations 71 

Keports 72 

Golden Keports 72 

Medals 72 

Certificates and Diplomas 73 

Degrees 74 

The Degree of Full Graduate 75 

Sessions, Terms, Etc 75 

Kates for Board, Tuition, Etc 76 

Special Students 76 

Art and Elocution 77 

Stenography, Typewriting and Bookkeeping 77 

Cottages for Rent 78 

Boarding Department 78 

Information for Patrons 79 

Commencement 81 

Literary Societies 81 

The Euzelian Scholarship 82 

The Euepian Classical Degree 83 

The Young Women's Christian Association 83 

Alumnae Association 84 

The Keading Room and Alumnse Library 85 

Faculty Concert 8G 

Students' Concert 87 

Students' Concert 89 

Piano Recital— Mr. Bodell's Class 91 

Piano Recital— Mr. Elwell's Class 92 

Piano Recital — By Misses Thorpe and Estes 93 

Organ Recital 94 

Commencement Recital 95 

Commencement Concert 96 

The Final Day 97 

Special Notice to Southern Girls 98 

36oarb of ^ru6tee6^ 

Judge W. W. MOFFETT, President. 

Judge W. B. SIMMONS, Vice-President. 

Prof. WM. H. PLEASANTS, . . Secretary and Treasurer. 

WILLIAM A. MILLER, Esq., Lynchburg, Virg 

Hon. W. G-. EVANS, Roanoke, Virg 

Colonel THOMAS LEWIS, Roanoke, Virg 

E. H. STEWART, Esq., Roanoke, Virg 

A. R. LONG, Esq., Lynchburg, Virg 

^C. H. COCKE, Esq., Roanoke County, Virg 

JOHN O. MYERS, Esq., Roanoke County, Virg 

M. GRAYBILL, Esq., Botetourt County, Virg 

Judge H. E. BLAIR, Salem, Virg 

Dr. J. L. STEARNES, Salem, Virg 

J. P. SAUL, Esq., Salem, Virg 

fj. W. COON, Esq., Roanoke, Virg 

S. W. JAMISON, Esq., Roanoke, Virg 

Hon. henry S. TROUT, Roanoke, Virg 

Captain JOHN H. WRIGHT, Roanoke, Virg 

Ret. J. M. LUCK, Roanoke County, Virg 

JAMES C. LANGHORNE, Esq., ...••• Salem, Virg 


PRANK P. HARMON, Esq., Glenvar, Virg 

A. J. PRESTON, Esq., Botetourt County, Virg 

Rev. T. J. SHIPMAN, Roanoke, Virg 


Biecutfve Committee. 

Judge W. W. MOFFETT, President, ex officio. 

*Died May 3d, 1900. 
tDied June 11th, 1900. 

Fifty-Sevknth Annual Register and 


This school opened its first session in the spring of 1842, 
under no distinctive name. It was known as the " School at 
Botetourt Springs," and was conducted in the interest of 
both sexes. Subsequently, as it continued to grow in strength 
and numbers, it was called " The Valley Union Seminary." 
For ten years it prospered on the original plan, and during 
that period sent forth many young men who became prominent 
in business and professional life. It was under the control of a 
joint stock company. In the year 1851, both departments 
being filled with pupils, the company determined, from various 
considerations, the controlling one being inadequacy of accom- 
modations, to suspend the department of males, or transfer it 
to another locality. The most potent reason for continuing 
this school for girls exclusively, arose from the fact that there 
was at that time no chartered institution for girls in all Vir- 
ginia, city or country — no institution with elaborate and sys- 
tematic courses of study. 

The session 1852-53 opened for girls only, with broad and 
elevated courses of study. The accommodations were very 
soon all filled, and since that time the school has continued to 
prosper. The fact that girls from many parts of Virginia 
eagerly entered the school and took advanced courses of study, 
many of them coming from uncultured homes, had a startling 
effect ; for it demonstrated the fact that the people were in 
advance of their leaders on the question of the higher educa- 
tion for women. 

The time had come for the higher education for girls, and 
that fact having been made palpable by the unlooked-for suc- 
cess of this Institution, numerous Christian schools were soon 
inaugurated in the State. 

This school continuing to overflow with pupils, in 1855 
Mr. John Hollins, of Lynchburg, a gentleman of wealth, 
inspired by his pious wif'j, Mrs. Anne Hollins, proposed to the 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 7 

company having charge of the property to place the entire 
enterprise in the hands of a self-perpetuating Board of Trus- 
tees. The company acceded to this proposition, and Mr. 
HoUins placed at their disposal the sum of five thousand dol- 
lars for further improvements. Having performed this noble 
deed of philanthropy, Mr. Hollins returned to his home and 
was soon stricken with paralysis, from which attack he never 
recovered. Mrs. Hollins, however, continued to be the fast 
and liberal friend of the school. She subsequently made sev- 
eral handsome donations, and would doubtless have heavily 
endowed it at her death but for the fact that her investments 
were totally swept away by the results of the war. 

Under its new charter, with corporate name of '' Hollins 
Institute," it is empowered to hold funds and property to the 
amount of three hundred thousand dollars. Extensive and 
costly improvements have been recently made — wholly, how- 
ever, by private means — and the school is finely equipped. 

Until 1870 the school was sustained by Virginia patronage 
alone. It did not make itself known (and had no occasion to 
do so) beyond the limits of the State. Since that time it has 
drawn pupils from a much larger area; about twenty States 
are represented each session. 

Besides the numerous cultivated characters it has given to 
society at large, its contributions to the teaching profession 
have been numerous and most creditable. Its graduates are 
found in the faculties of many public and Christian schools of 
various denominations in this and other States. Its represen- 
tatives also stand on nearly every foreign mission field. 

We give on the following pages a list of full graduates, 
medalists, etc., it has sent forth during the fifty-seven years of 
its existence. 

Fifty-Seventh Annual Register and 


SESSION 1855-'56. 

SUSAN V. WILLIAMS (Mrs. East) Virginia 

SESSION 1859-'60. 

ELLEN C. MATHEWS (Mrs. Snyder) Virp-ini. 

♦SUSAN J. RICHARDS (Mrs. Barnes) .'•**.'.'.'.'.".'." .Virginia 

SESSION 1862-'63. 

KATE A. MILLER (Mrs. Hardy) Virginia 

SESSION 1863. 


SESSION 1865-'66. 

MARY S. COCKE (Mrs. Hayward) Vir^ir,,-o 

P. PAGE ROBINSON , '^"^ ^- 


SESSION 1866-'67. 

♦ROBERTA C. HALL (Mrs. Ayre).... Vir.o-ir,-o 

♦NANNIE V. HUDGINS (Mrs. Lightfoot) ^'i**!!.'.'!.'!";! vSia 

SESSION 1867-'68. 

BETTY A. CHANDLER (Mrs. Snead) Vir^ir.-o 

MARY E. ABELL (Mrs. Peake) Z ] ■ 

' Virginia. 

SESSION 1868-'69. 



SESSION 1869-'70. 
NANNIE P. ARMISTEAD (Mrs. Crumn) tt- • • 

*ROSAP. COCKE (Mrs. Smith) ^!^^!'^!^- 


EDwiNA B. CHANDLER (Mrs. jonesj::::::.*::::::;: virSn!«' 

ELIZABETH H. JORDAN (Mrs. Painter) .' v Sn « ' 



SESSION 1872-'73. 

SARAH B. LOOK (Mrs. Dickinson) ^j. . . 



SESSION 1873-'74. 

BETTIE BONSACK (Mrs. Hillyer) ^.., 

MATTY L. COCKE Virginia. 


^,, . ^ SESSION 1874-'75. 

EVA N. GARNETT (Mrs. Tyler) ^r- ■ • 

ELLEN H. KENT Virginia. 

ANNIE M. PHILLIPS (Mrs.' Peag"in).\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\-X;;;^^^^^^^ 

SESSION 1875-'76. 
BESSIE F. BAGBY (Mrs. Dickinson) Virp-,-.,-. 

*ELizABETHP. SMITH (Mrs. Meiien) :::::::::::::::::::::::New Yo;k 

T t:,t ^ . „ SESSION 1876-'77. 

LUCYR. CHAMBLISS (Mrs. Radford)*. ■.■.■:.■;:;;; vlSnit 

ELLA R. MCVEIGH (Mrs. Vann).. X^^?".^^- 

MARY w. RANDALL (Mrs. Mansonr.::::::::::::::::::::;:;;::::::TexT^* 

*Tt,r*r,^^ SESSION 1877-'78. 


♦MARY W EDMONDSON (Mrs.' Massey)" ^^'^ Virginia. 

•ROSA C. TATE (Mrs. Wren).... '^^ ^,"^f ', 

^ Virginia, 

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SESSION 1878-'79. 

CALLIE BRADLEY (Mrs. Ransom) Texas. 

MARY T. GORDON (Mrs. Briggs) Virginia. 

SALLY M. SEAGO (Mrs. Calender) Georgia. 


SESSION 1879-'80. 

MAY FIELD (Mrs. Whitescarver) Virginia. 



♦EMMA MERTINS (Mrs. Thorn) Alabama. 

MARY V. QUAIFE (Mrs. Bixby) Tennessee. 

M. LILLIAN WRIGHT (Mrs. Chastain) Virginia. 


SESSION 1880-'81. 

BESSIE BROWN (Mrs. Vass) Virginia. 

HATTIE B. MAXWELL (Mrs. Ruffner) Tennessee. 

MARY P. MOSES (Mrs. Bronson) Tennessee. 


SESSION 1881-'82. 


BESSIE COCKE (Mrs. Barbee) Virginia. 

SUSIE FERGUSON (Mrs. Branch) Virginia. 

MAGGIE M. FINLEY (Mrs. Griffith) Florida. 

LEDA KENNERLY South Carolina. 

LILLIAN LYLBS (Mrs. Bryan) Alabama. 

MATTY A. MORGAN (Mrs. Miles) Virginia. 

M. LOUELLA PALMER (Mrs. Ford) New York. 

*E. FLORINE O'BRIEN (Mrs. Hunden) Virginia. 

SESSION 1882-'83. 

JULIA L. CARNEY (Mrs. Nottingham) Virginia. 

SESSION 1883-'84. 

MARY C. BAGB Y Virginia. 


VIRGINIA L. EDWARDS (Mrs. Abrams) South Carolina. 

BLANCHE GOODMAN (Mrs. Brazzleton) Virginia. 

BLANCHE A. NORTHAM (Mrs. Wyatt) Virginia. 

MARGARET U. QUINBY (Mrs. Franklin) Virginia. 

FANNY EASLEY RAGLAND (Mrs. Slate) Virginia. 

SESSION 1884-'85. 

PASCHAL B. HALL Virginia. 

SESSION 1885-'86. 

BETTIE H. BAILEY (Mrs. Burt) Virginia. 

MARY E. JONES (Mrs. Scrimgeour) Texas. 


BESSIE P. MILLER (Mrs. Thom) Maryland. 

RE LEWIS SMITH (Mrs. Wilmer) Pennsylvania. 

VIRGINIA STRICKLER (Mrs. Milbourne) Virginia. 

SESSION 1886-'87. 

V. MAY BAGBY (Mrs. Rudd) Virginia. 

CORRINNE A. BUSH (Mrs. Cook) Mississippi. 


LUCY C. DUNNAWAY (Mrs. Ninde) Virginia. 


ORA R. GRAVES Virginia. 



SESSION 1887-'88. 



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SESSION 1888-'89. 


IRENE C. GOODMAN (Mrs. Brown) Virginia 

LILLIE G. GRANDY North Carolina. 

EUNICE C. MILLER (Mrs. Lockwood) Mississippi. 

ANNIE M. OLCOTT Virginia. 

JANEY P. STEEL Virginia. 

SESSION 1889-'90. 


MOLLIE M. TURNLEY (Mrs. Dolly) Virginia. 

BETTIE S. WISE Virginia. 

SESSION 1890-'91. 


ELIZABETH A. CRAIG (Mrs. Wiggs) Arkansas. 

LENA M. FRAZER Virginia. 

SUSIE Q. HUNDLEY (Mrs. McCoy) Virginia. 

ROSA B. HURT (Mrs. Barton) Virginia, 

LEILA M. TURNER (Mrs. Rath) Virginia. 

NETTIE M. WYSOR Virginia. 

SESSION 1891-'92. 


MARY M. DANIEL (Mrs. Scott) Virginia. 


MARY M. SNEAD Virginia. 

SESSION 1892-'93. 

LOTTIE M. KING North Carolina. 



SESSION 1893-'94. 


M. ELIZABETH JONES (Mrs. Whitehead) Virginia, 

LILLIE A. JONES Virginia. 

LUCY M. JONES (Mrs. Lankford) Virginia. 


SESSION 1894-'95. 






SESSION 1895-'96. 
No applicant, 

SESSION 1896-'97. 


KATELOU NEEL South Carolina. 


SESSION 1897-'98. 



SESSION 1898-'99. 



SESSION 1899-1900. 



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SESSION 1879-'80. 
Literary Course. 

BESSIE C. ANDERSON (Mrs. Millet) Texas. 

SESSION 1880-'81. 

Classical Course. 

BETTIE C. JOHNSON (Mrs. Wright) Virginia. 

EOLINE SHEFFIELD (Mrs. Stoddard) Virginia. 

Scientific Course. 
M. LOUELLA PALMER (Mrs. Ford) New York. 

Literary Course. 
NANNIE DAVIDSON (Mrs. Wolff) Maryland. 

SESSION 1881-'82. 

Classical Course. 
♦KATE R. FOX Virginia. 

Literary Course. 

SESSION 1882-'83. 

Classical Course. 

SALLY B. EASLEY (Mrs. Roller) Virginia. 


SESSION 1883-'84. 

Classical Course. 

BETTY H. BAILEY (Mrs. Burt) Virginia. 

*A. HAY BATTAILE (Mrs. Harmonson) Virginia! 

ANNIE E. CREW (Mrs. Simons) Virginia! 

RE LEWIS SMITH (Mrs. Wilmer) Pennsylvania. 

MARY C. WALKER (Mrs. Leach) Virginia. 

Literary Course. 

ELLA M. BALLARD (Mrs. Corr) Virginia. 

MARY C. CABELL Virginia. 


Scientific Course. 
MARY E. EDWARDS South Carolina. 

SESSION 1884-'85. 

Classical Course. 

EURA L. PARRISH (Mrs. Gray) Virginia. 

VIRGINIA STRICKLER (Mrs. Milbourne) Virginia! 

Literary Course. 
*IDA B. GIBSON (Mrs. Hundley) Virginia. 

Scientific Course. 



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SESSION 1885-'86. 

Classical Course. 


MARION DURHAM South Carolina. 

NANNIE E. EARLE (Mrs. Bomar) South Carolina. 

MATTY A. GOODE Virginia. 

ORA GRAVES Virginia. 


Literary Course. 


OLIVE DIBERT South Carolina. 

SESSION 1886-'87. 

Classical Course. 

ELLEN Z. BATTAILE (Mrs. Hiden) Virginia. 


Literary Course. 

SAM G. ADAMS (Mrs. Tait) Virginia. 


Scientific Course. 

IDA MAY MASON (Mrs. Clarkson) Texas. 

SESSION 1887-'88. 

Literary Course. 

ELIZABETH U. QUINBY (Mrs. Smith) Virginia. 

MARY P. ROOT (Mrs. Kirkland) Texas. 

Classical Course. 
JANE Y P. STEEL Virginia. 

SESSION 1888-'89. 

Classical Course. 

MARY M. EARLE South Carolina. 

LEILA M. TURNER (Mrs. Rath) Virginia. 

MOLLIE M. TURNLEY (Mrs. Dolly) Virginia. 

BETTIE S. WISE Virginia. 

Literary Course. 


LULU PITTS South Carolina. 

Scientific Course. 

ROSA BELL HURT (Mrs. Barton) Virginia. 


P. MAY ELLISTON Kentucky. 

SESSION 1889-'90. 

Classical Course. 

BESSIE C. ANDERSON North Carolina. 

LENA M. FRAZER Virginia. 

SUSIE Q. HUNDLEY (Mrs. McCoy) Virginia. 


A. OTIS JONES (Mrs. Bird) Texas. 


Scientific Course. 

ELIZABETH A. CRAIG (Mrs Wiggs) Arkansas. 

MARGUERITE HAMPTON (Mrs. Brugh) Tennessee. 

Literary Course. 


BESSIE BUXTON (Mrs. Shaw) North Carolina. 


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SESSION 1890-'91. 
Classical Course. 

LUCIE JONES (Mrs Lankford) Virginia. 



MARY M. SNEAD Virginia. 


Scientific Course. 


Philosophical Course. 


Literary Course. 

MARY M. DANIEL (Mrs. Scott) Virginia. 

SADIE McCOMB (Mrs. Ingram) Virginia. 

LENA MYERS (Mrs. Stratton) Virginia. 

SESSION 1891-'92. 

Classical Course. 


MARY BROWNING GRIMSLEY (Mrs. Barbour) Virginia. 

JANET MAXWELL HARRIS (Mrs Gaines) Virginia. 


MARY ELISE MAULDIN (Mrs. Paget) South Carolina. 



Literary Course. 

SESSION 1892-'93. 

Classical Course. 




Literary Course. 




SESSION 1893-'94. 

Classical Course. 

RUBY BUXTON North Carolina. 



SADIE G. GOSS Virginia. 


CARRIE B. TAYLOR (Mrs. Carver) Tennessee. 



Scientific Course. 

Philosophical Course. 


Literary Course. 

F. MAY EMBREY (Mrs. Rowlett) Virginia. 

ELIZABETH JONES (Mrs. Falvy) Maryland. 

BERTA C. MILLER Virginia. 


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SESSION 1894-'95. 

Classical Degree. 


MARY M. WHALEY Virginia. 


MAY PAXTON Alabama. 

BLANCHE HINTON West Virginia. 

Scientific Degree. 

MARY BELLE DUNBAR (Mrs. Carter) Texas. 




Literary Degree. 

ELIZA A. GEORGE Virginia. 

SESSION 1895-'96. 

Classical Degree. 




DAISY EVELYN KING North Carolina. 



Eclectic Degree. 



FRANCES E. LONG West Virginia. 

Literary Degree. 


SESSION 1896-'97. 

Classical Degree. 



LUCY GREEN TURNER (Mrs. Browning) Virginia. 

Scientific Degree. 


SESSION 1897-'98. 

Classical Degree. 



Literary Degree. 



NONA DeVOR Texas. 


Eclectic Degree. 




MAUDE TROTTER Mississippi. 

SESSION 1898-'99. 

Classical Degree. 

LOUISE WARD South Carolina. 


TINIE KIK Virginia. 

Announcement of HoIvLins Institute. 15 

Literary Degree. 

Eclectic Degree. 






SESSION 1899-1900. 

Eclectic Degree. 


ANNA TROTTER Mississippi. 

Classical Degree. 

SARAH COKER South Carolina. 




ROSA WINSTEAD North Carolina. 

Literary Degree. 

MARY C. KUSIAN Virginia. 

MARY SHELL Virginia. 



Besides the above, hundreds of girls have secured one, two, or three 
department diplomas. 


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(Medals were introduced Session 1871-'72.) 

SESSION 1871-'72. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Sallie A. Turpin (Mrs. St. John) Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Nannie L. Wtatt (Mrs. Hundley). .Georgia. 
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Jennie Burks (Mrs. Williams) Virginia. 

SESSION 1872-'73. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Annie M.Phillips (Mrs. Feagin) Alabama. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Fannie E. Scott (Mrs. Bagby) Virginia. 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Nannie L. Wyatt (Mrs. Hundley).. Georgia. 
VOCAL MUSIC: Eva N. Garnett (Mrs. Tyler) Virginia 

SESSION 1873-'74. 
SCHOLARSHIP: Bettie Bonsack (Mrs. Hillyer) Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: /Annie M. Phillips (Mrs. Feagin) .Alabama. 

(Kate L. Barbee (Mrs. ) West Virginia 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Kate W. Woolset (Mrs. ) New Jersey. 

VOCAL MUSIC: Annie M. Phillips (Mrs. Feagin) Alabama. 

READING: Annie M. Phillips (Mrs. Feagin) Alabama" 

SESSION 1874-'75. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Bessie F. Bagby (Mrs. Dickinson) Virginia 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Elizabeth P. Smith* Mrs. Mellen)..New York. 
MUSIC (instrumental): Jessie H. Cleveland (Mrs. Washington) . Texas. 

SESSION 1875-'76. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Lillian Elsom (Mrs. Harrison) Virginia 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: M. Loula Heck (Mrs. Pace) North Carolina. 

VOCAL MUSIC: Maude Edmundson (Mrs. Bannister) Tennessee. 

SESSION 1876-'77. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Ella R. McVeigh (Mrs. Vann) Virginia 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Mary W. Randall (Mrs. Manson).. Texas. 
VOCAL MUSIC: M. Loula Heck (Mrs. Pace) North Carolina. 

SESSION 1877-'78. 

SCHOLARSHIP: E. Francis Gary* Texas 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Marian S. Bayne !..!!..!!!!District of Columbia 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Callie Bradley (Mrs. Ransom).... Texas. 
VOCAL MUSIC: Callie Bradley (Mrs. Ransom) Texas. 

SESSION 1878-'79. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Emma A. Mertins (Mrs. Thom) Alabama 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Lizzie Meriwether (Mrs. Gilmer). Tennessee 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC : E. Frances Gary* Texas. 

VOCAL MUSIC: Mart T. Gordon (Mrs. Briggs) Virginia 

SESSION 1879-'80. 

SCHOLARSHIP: May Field (Mrs. Whitescarver) Virginia 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Emma Mertins* (Mrs. Thom) Alabama 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Georgia Snead (Mrs. Bashaw) Virginia.' 

VOCAL MUSIC: Bessie C. Anderson* (Mrs. Millett) Texas 

READING: Mary P. Moses (Mrs. Bronson) Tennessee 

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SESSION 1880-'81. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Nattib B. Bowman Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION : E. Florinb O'Brien* (Mrs. Hunden) .Virginia. 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Leda Kennerlt South Carolina. 

TT^r^AT A/TTTGTn. (Mary McMillan (Mrs. Henegar) Tennessee. 

VOCAL MUSIC . I Marion Thomas (Mrs. Garnett) Texas. 

READING: Anna P. Chambliss (Mrs. Caperton) South Carolina 

SESSION 1881-'82. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Lillian Lyles (Mrs. Bryan) Alabama. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Nattie B. Bowman Virginia. 

SESSION 1882-'83. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Hattie C. Lyles (Mrs. Taylor) Alabama. 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Lillian Lyles (Mrs. Bryan) Alabama. 

VOCAL MUSIC: Bessie Cocke (Mrs. Barbee) Virginia. 

SESSION 1883-'84. 

TMary C. Bagby .Virginia. 

SCHOLARSHIP:^ A. Hay Battaile (Mrs. Harmonson)* .Virginia. 

( Mary C. Cabell Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Fanny E. Ragland (Mrs. Slate)... .Virginia. 
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Leonora Walmsley (Mrs. Shieb)... Virginia. 

VOCAL MUSIC: Ella M. Ballard (Mrs. Corr) Virginia. 

READING: Kate A. Roberts (Mrs. Madden) Tennessee. 

SESSION 1884-'85. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Bessie P. Miller (Mrs. Thom) Maryland. 

ENG. COMPOSITION: Virginia Strickler (Mrs. Milbourne).. Maryland. 
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Lucy T. Spillman (Mrs. Triplett).. Virginia. 

VOCAL MUSIC: Nina W. Cousins (Mrs. Latham) Texas. 

READING: Jassamine Irvine Louisiana. 

SESSION 1885-'86. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Re Lewis Smith (Mrs. Wilmer) Pennsylvania. 

T^xrr-T TGTT nnTv/r-pncjTT-TriM- J Bessie P. Miller (Mrs. Thorn)... Maryland. 
ENGLISH COMPOSITION. I -^^ Lewis Smith (Mrs. Wilmer)... Pennsylvania. 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Bessie P. Miller (Mrs. Thom) Maryland. 

■Mr^nxT TVTTTaT/--. J Nannie E. Earle (Mrs. Bomar) South Carolina. 

VUL.AL MUbiL.. -j jgggjg WOFFORD (Mrs. Rathbone) Texas. 

SESSION 1886-'87. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Bettie P. Cleveland Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: E. Lillian Peters Virginia. 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Eunice C. Miller (Mrs. Lockwood). Mississippi. 
READING: Mary P. Root (Mrs. Kirkland) Texas. 

SESSION 1887-'88. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Elizabeth U. Quinby (Mrs. Smith) Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Elizabeth U. Quinby (Mrs. Smith). Virginia. 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: { ^^^^^^^eM^^J^^ <^_^«;Ta^^^ 

-^rrtn a t TVTTTaTn • / Thalia Hayward Louisiana. 

vu«^Ai^ iViUfeiU. JLALA B. Terrell (Mrs. McDavitt) Mississippi. 

SESSION 1888-'89. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Susie Q. Hundley (Mrs. McCoy) Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Annie M. Olcott Virginia. 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Mary M. Lee (Mrs. Jennings) Virginia. 

SESSION 1889-'80. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Leila M. Turner (Mrs. Rath) Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Leila M. Turner (Mrs. Rath) Virginia. 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Lena M. Frazer Virginia. 

TT-T nr-TTT-Tr^-M. / Jessica L. Coleman (Mrs. Romain) Louisiana. 

ELOCUTION. I Nellie Garrett Texas. 

SESSION 1890-'91. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Lillian M. Martin Virginia. 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Carrie K. Jones North Carolina. 

VOCAL MUSIC: Sallie Knight South Carolina, 

ELOCUTION: L. May Dunn (Mrs. Halsell) Texas. 

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SESSION 1891-'92. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Lottie M. King North Carolina, 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Mary B. Grimslet (Mrs. Barbour). Virginia. 

instrumental MUSIC: Jennie Louise Hurlbutt Mississippi. 

VOCAL MUSIC: Mattie B. Wood Florida. 

ELOCUTION: M. Elise Mauldin (Mrs. Paget) South Carolina. 

SESSION 1892-'93. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Elizabeth L. Purtear Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Elizabeth L. Purtear Virginia. 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Bertha A. Freeman (Mrs. Lewis).. Texas. 

VOCAL MUSIC: Lena Louise Fletcher Virginia. 

ELOCUTION: Reba Callawat (Mrs. Hulen) Texas. 

SESSION 1893-'94. 

SCHOLARSHIP: M. Elizabeth Jones (Mrs. Whitehead) Virginia, 

ENG. COMPOSITION: M. Elizabeth Jones (Mrs. Whitehead).. Virginia. 

PIANO MUSIC: Lily Ford Snead Virginia 

VOCAL MUSIC: No award. 

ELOCUTION: No award. 

SESSION 1894-'95. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Katharine Graves Whitehead Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Mary Williamson Virginia." 

PIANO : Ola Park Texas. 

VOICE: Mary Ashley Bell Virginia. 

ELOCUTION: Mary Mumford Whaley Virginia. 

SESSION 1895-'96. 
SCHOLARSHIP: Harriet A. Battaile Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Myrtle Ayres Spindle Virginia! 

PIANO: Frances K. Houser Nebraska. 

VOICE : Annie Moomaw Virginia. 

ELOCUTION: Maude Virgilia Walker South Carolina. 

SESSION 1896-'97. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Lucy Green Turner (Mrs. Browning) Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Sarah B. Dunnington Virginia. 

PIANO: No award. 

VOICE: No award. 

ELOCUTION: May Clendenin Texas. 

SESSION 1897-'98. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Sarah B. Dunnington Virginia. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Mary Keller Tennessee. 

PIANO- 1 Bettie H. Wilson Virginia 

^'lEuLA P. Jamar (Mrs. Ellison) Virginia! 

VOICE : Ethelyn Mills Texas. 

ELOCUTION: No award. 

SESSION 1898-'99. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Ella S. Furman Texas 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Louise Ward South Carolina. 

PIANO: Nina Esther Block Arkansas. 

VOICE: No award. 
ELOCUTION: No award. 

SESSION 1899-1900. 

SCHOLARSHIP: Sarah Coker South Carolina. 


PIANO : Mabel Sims Virginia 

VOICE: No award. 

ELOCUTION: Aimee Reed Mississippi. 

Announcement of HolIvIns Institute. 19 

Cbange of Cbarter an& ©rganlsatlon* 

At the regular annual meeting of the Trustees, held on 
June 2d, 1900, the Superintendent reported that the session 
(fifty-seventh) then about to close, was, all things considered, 
the most prosperous in the history of the School. He urged, 
as he had repeatedly done for years, the necessity of expansion 
and advance ; that the premises were not adequate to meet the 
pressure from without, nor for affording the facilities de- 
manded in a first-class school for young ladies in the present 
conditions and demands of society. The Board, after due 
deliberation, determined to reorganize the corporate organiza- 
tion under which the School has been conducted from its 
origin and by unanimous vote, a full Board being present, 
passed the following resolution : 

" That the President and Secretary of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Hollins Institute are hereby authorized and directed to 
execute and deliver to Charles L. Cocke and the legal repre- 
sentatives of Charles H. Cocke, or to such corporation as 
they may designate, a deed with apt words of conveyance, and 
with covenants of general warranty, to, all and singular, the 
real estate and premises now owned and controlled by this 
Board, or to which it may be entitled, either in law or equity. 

That the said officers are also further authorized to 
transfer to the grantee, in the deed above mentioned, the right 
to use the name ' Hollins Institute ' as the title and name for 
an institution of learning for the education of young women, 
and also the good will of the institution known as ' Hollins 
Institute,' which has been for many years conducted under the 
auspices of this Board, as well as all the rights and franchises 
now held by this Board under the various acts of the General 
Assembly of Virginia incorporating this Institution.'* 

20 Fifty-Seventh Annuai. Register and 

prtnciplee Mbicb (Bovern tble ScbooL 

This school closed its fifty-seventh annual session on the 
sixth day of June, 1900. During its history it has accom- 
plished a great work. Thousands of young women have gone 
forth into life bearing its training and impress, and have filled, 
and many of them still fill, elevated positions in society, and, 
in many instances, places of high responsibility and influence. 

The following general principles have been recognized as 
of prime importance and have controlled its management : 

I. Culture. All true culture must come from within. 
The heart, the mind, the moral principles, the Christian 

virtues must have true training under pure and elevated stand- 
ards in order to develop high culture and character. 

II. Daily Life. The every-day life of a boarding-school 
for young ladies must be kept up to true standards. 

The principles and habits, the ways and manners of girls 
during the scholastic period, are likely to cling to them through 
life and determine their positions, their success and their des- 
tiny. In all the daily and hourly contacts and associations of 
school-life, high-toned principles of honor and integrity, pleas- 
ant and tasteful manners, neat and appropriate attire, cleanli- 
ness of person, pure speech and high aspirations, should be 
recognized and inculcated. 

III. Health. The physical health and development of 
girls at school is a matter of supreme importance. 

This school affords ample facilities for the preservation 
and development of physical health and vigor. In addition to 
a regular physical culture department, our campus is most 
beautiful, attractive and extensive, embracing about thirty 
acres of land, with hill and dale, springs and brooks, and cov- 
ered with hundreds of shade trees, all inviting the outdoor 
sports and j)leasures so necessary to the health of student 
girls. We enjoy, further, the advantages of springs of sulphur 
anrl clialybcate water immediately on the grounds, one in close 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 21 

proximity to the buildings. This water possesses valuable 
medicinal properties and affords a fine tonic for weakly girls. 
For cases of delicate health or serious sickness ample and com- 
fortable rooms are provided away from the noise and bustle 
of the school, and presided over by a superior resident phys- 
ician and an experienced trained nurse. Our atmosphere is 
pure and invigorating at all seasons, and many girls who come 
to us in feeble health gain strength, vigor and bloom. 

IV. Comfort in accommodations, free social intercourse with 
each other, with officers and their families, and such persons as 
are knozvn to he proper parties to admit to the precincts of the 
school, wholesome and well prepared food in abundance, and 
amusements such as engage both mind and body — all these com- 
bined induce contentment, cheerfulness, and a condition of restful 

A girl whose normal condition is one of unrest, peevish- 
ness, dissatisfaction with herself and her surroundings, is not 
likely to make progress in moral, literary or aesthetic culture. 
Every girl should be made to feel that she is in a home per- 
vaded by the most generous and tender sympathies. 

V. An institution having charge of girls and young ladies 
wlw come from distant homes, must be pervaded with the conscious 
recognition of the grave and delicate responsibilities assumed, or it 
is unfitted for a true and high mission. 

This school has always realized its high obligation to the 
parents and guardians of those committed to its temporary 
guardianship. It feels that in committing their daughters and 
wards to its training and guidance, they have imposed a most 
sacred trust, which it must fulfill at any cost of anxiety and 
care. The school being really one large family, composed of 
its teachers, its officers with their children and the pupils, all 
on perfect social equality, the moral and social principles which 
hold sway must not be left to chance or doubtful precedent, 
but must be founded in truth and right, as determined by 
intelligent and wise authority. 

VI. Personal contact with the outside world, and especially 
with strangers, must be carefully guarded, and must be under the 
supervision and direct control of judicious officers. Parents, at 
their distant homes, are in no position to pass judgment in such 

22 Fifty-Seventh Annual Register and 

The neglect, or total ignoring, of such a provision, has 
brought ruin to many a school. Under this principle this 
school has preserved a record untarnished by a single social 
scandal for fifty-seven years — the period of its existence. 

VII. To meet the wants of a large school for girls great 
variety of talent and a wide range of scholarship must concenter 
in the Faculty. 

This institute usually provides eight male professors and 
ten or twelve lady teachers. When others are needed they are 

Again : Scholarship is by no means the only requisite in 
a teacher ; experience, " aptness to teach," and personal 
adaptedness in character, habits and manners are of first 
importance. Great care is taken to provide professors and 
teachers not only of superior scholarship, but possessed of all 
those gifts and qualities which combine to make a true teacher 
and an accomplished officer. 

VI I I. The safe passage of pupils from their homes to school 
and their return, is a matter of concern to us, as it is to their 
parents and guardians. 

When several come together from the same section we 
often send a special escort to meet them at some designated 
point. Of course this can not be done, except in special cases, 
but the friends of young ladies should take special care to 
have them under reliable protection en route to and from 

IX. Patriotism and religion, in their true essence, above 
party and sect, shotdd be inculcated in every school, whether for 
males or females, or for both. 

In this school the pupils are encouraged to appreciate and 
love their country in all its vast domain, to cherish respect for 
and admiration of its great government, its great institutions, 
and its great people. 

Daily, and especially on Sunday, are they impressed, by 
precept and example, with religious truth and principles and 
practice. They enjoy the privilege of hearing able ministers 
of the gospel of different communions, alternately every Sun- 
day, and they are also thoroughly taught in Christian truths 

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by special lessons. The Bible is our only text-book in religion. 
A boarding-school for girls, of all places, is the most 
inappropriate arena for the discussion of party politics and 
sectarian tenets and distinctions, 

We discourage all such dis- 

24 Fifty-Skvknth Annuai. Register and 


1. Many parents suspend the scholastic training of their 
daughters just when they have reached a degree of mental dis- 
cipline preparatory to a successful advance to those studies 
which fit them for entrance into society. They should con- 
tinue in school at least another year. 

2. The command of an unnecessary amount of money 
while at school to satisfy imaginary wants is a great evil. It 
diverts from studies and other duties, and engenders and fos- 
ters wasteful or extravagant habits. 

3. Parents should beware of allowing their daughters to 
form the acquaintance of gentlemen, strangers to themselves 
and strangers to the authorities of the school. This is done 
by prescribing unnecessary and often very improper visits 
beyond the limits of ofificial supervision. 

4. At a place so fully occupied as this, employing many 
servants and entertaining many visitors, we can not be respon- 
sible for the loss of valuables by pupils. Money, jewelry, etc., 
should be deposited for safe keeping with the officer appointed 
and employed for this purpose. 

5. This school does not interfere with, or supervise, the 
correspondence of its pupils, except in cases where grave 
improprieties become known. In such cases the facts are 
promptly reported to parents or guardians. Instructions 
should always be given as to what correspondence is allowed 
and approved by parents or guardians. 

6. Pupils should not leave before the closing exercises of 
the session have been completed. These exercises constitute 
an important part of the training of the school. And, more- 
over, we make special arrangements for the proper escort of 
girls to their homes on the day after commencement. We can 
make no such provision on an earlier dav. 


Announckment of HoIvIvIns Institute. 25 

Jfacult)? an& ©fficere* 


CHAKLES L. COCKE, A. M., Superintendent. 
MRS. E. S. CHILDS, Associate Principal, Emeritus. 
*CHARLES H. COCKE, Business Manager. 
JOSEPH A. TURNER, Assistant Business Manager. 

Xanguages, Xlterature anD Science. 

J. M. McBRYDE, Jr., Ph. D., (Johns Hopkins), English Language, 

English Literature. 
WILLIAM H. PLEASANTS, (University of Virginia), Latin, Moral 

Science, Chemistry. 
A. T. L. KUSIAN, LL. D., (Germany), French, German. 
fM. ESTES COCKE, M. A., (University of Virginia), Mathematics, 

G. W. DRAKE, M. D., (Vanderbilt), Resident Physician, Physiology. 
MISS A. C. TERRELL, (Hollins), History, Political Economy. 
MISS E. N. NEWMAN, B. A., (McMasters), Acting Professor ot 

Mathematics and Physics. 
MISS BETTY P. CLEVELAND, English, French. 
MISS MARIAN S. BAYNE, English Composition. 
MISS GENEVIEVE RUDD, Preparatory Department. 
MISS W. M. SCOTT, Book-keeping, Stenography and Typewriting. 
MISS MATTY L. COCKE, Librarian and Registrar. 
MISS ELIZA A. GEORGE, Assistant Librarian. 


LOUIS ALBERTI, A. M., Ph. B., (Copenhagen), Director, Voice 

Culture, Theoretics. 
CARL BODELL, (Stockholm, Leipsic, and Paris), Concert Pianist, 

CHARLES H. ELWELL, (New England Conservatory), Piano, Organ. 
MISS MARY M. PLEASANTS, Piano, History of Music. 
MISS EDITH L. WINN, (New England Conservatory, Berlin), Violin 

and kindred instruments. Piano. 

*Died May 3d. 1900. 
tAbsent for cue session. 

26 Fifty-Se:venth Annual Register and 

Brt anO ;6locutlon. 

MISS LUCIE P. STONE, (American Schools and Paris), Drawing, 

MISS PAULINE S. TOWNSEND, (New England Conservatory), 

Elocution, Physical Culture. 

2)ome0tfc 2)epartment. 

MRS. CHARLES L. COCKE, Head of the Department. 
MRS. A. M. KONE, Assistant. 
MISS ANNIE COLE, Assistant. 


REY. E. Y. HUBARD, Episcopalian. 
REY. W. C. CAMPBELL, Presbyterian. 
REY. H. C. Y. CAMPBELL, Presbyterian. 
REY. W. H. H. JOYCE, Methodist. 

Other ministers occasionally. 

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1Reg(6ter of Stu&ente* 

Session 1899*1900. 


E.— English. 

E. Iv.—English Literature. 

C. — Composition. 

Gr.— Greek. 

L.— Latin. 

F.— French. 

G.— German. 

H.— History. 

Math.— Mathematics. 

M. S.— Moral Science. 

Ph.— Physics. 

Phy.— Physiology. 

Ch.— Chemistry. 

Eloc— Elocution. 

A.— Art. 

B. K. — Bookkeeping. 

T. S.— Typewriting and Stenography. 

P.— Piano. 

O.— Organ. 

v.— Violin. 

V. M.— Vocal Music. 

Th. M.— Theory of Music. 

Harm.— Harmony. 

Gu. — Guitar. 

M.— Mandolin. 

P. D.— Preparatory Department. 


Aldridge, Lulu, e., c, e. l , f., v. M., i 
Allen, Cornelia, e. l., l., c, p., a. 
Allen, Marguerite, e. l., c, f., h., v., a. 
Allen, M. Julia, e. l., c, m. s., h., p. 


F. M. Aldridge^ Esq. Miss. 

H. B. Allen, Esq. Texas. 

H. B. Allen, Esq. Texas. 

Rev. S. 0. Christian. Virginia. 

Bassett, Mabel, e.,c., l., f., math,, p., harm. 

Bell, Laura, e. l., c, f., p., v. 

Bennett, Edith, e. l., c, f., p., v. m. 

Binkley, Anne, a. 

Biscoe, Keatts, e. l., c, p., v. m., a. 

Blanchard, Emmie, e.l., c, l., f., math., p. 

Blanehard, Etta, e.l., c, l., f., math., eloc. 

Boone, Janet, e., c, h. 

Booth, Florence, e. l., c, f., h. 

Bower, Mabel, e. l., c, math., h. 

Bramlitt, Lydia, e. l., c, f., math., h. 

Bransford, Caroline P., F., c, math., h., p. 

Braswell, Margaret, e.l.,c.,l.,f.,p.,v.,harm. 

Breeden, Annie, e. l., c, math., h., p., v. m. 

Brock, Fearl, e., c, f., math., p. 

Dr. G. W. Bassett. Florida. 

F. L. Bell, Esq. Texas. 

E. T. Bennett, Esq. Tenn. 

J. E. Binkley, Esq. Texas. 

J. E. Biscoe, Esq. Arkansas. 

Wm. R. Blanchard, Esq. Ga. 
Wm. R. Blanchard^ Esq. Ga. 
Dr. O. A. Boone. Virginia. 

H. J. Booth, Esq. Ohio. 

H. M. Bower, Esq. Virginia. 
T. L. Bramlitt, Esq. Miss. 

Mrs. S. C. Bransford. Virginia. 
W. T. Braswell, Esq. N. C. 

W. K. Breeden, Esq. Texas. 

Wm. Brock, Esq. Tenn. 


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Camp, Lucy, e. l., c, l., f., math., p. 

Campbell, Valerie, e., c, r., h., p. 

Carney, Eliz., e.l., c, i'.,math., v. m.,eloc. 

Carter, Lucile, e., c, e. l., g., math., p. 

Cavitt, Sadie G., c, p., harm. 

Cecil, Lillie, e., c, l., f., math., eloc. 

Chenault, Carlisle, e. l., c, l., f., p., v. m. 

Chenault, Eleanor, e., c, l., math., a. 

Cocke, Anita A., e., c, l., math., p., a. 

Cocke, Matty L., c, l., g., math., p. 

Cocke, Leonora, c, l., g., math., p., a. 

Cocke, C. L., Jr., e.,c ,l.,math., eloc, p. d. 

Cocke, Margaret, p. d. 

Coker, Sarah, c, l., g., m. s., p. 

Coker, Lavinia, e. l., c, l., math., p., a. 

Cosby, Edith, e. l., c, p., a. 

Cox, Susie, E. L., c, f., p , v. m. 

Cutchin, Nannie, e. l., c, f., math., eloc, qu. 

Banner, Kosa L., e., c, l., math., h. 

Danner, Maude, p. d. 

Davidson, Eva, e., c, f., h., p. 

Dekle, Pallie Elaine, e., c, e. l., l., p. 

Denman, Archie, E., c, math., h,, p., a. 

Denny, Mary A., E. L., c, f., m. s., h., a. 

Deyerle, Julia, e., c, e. l., math., h., p, 

Dickinson, Hallie, c, l., g., math., p. 

Dill, Mary H., e. l., c, f., h., p. 

Dillard, Ethel, e. l., n. s., p. 

Dillard, Pembroke, p. d. 

Dinwiddle, Eleanor, c, L., Q., p., v.m.,harm. 

Dodd, Mary, e. l., c, p., a. 

Douglas, Lillian, E.L.,c.,L.,r.,MATH.,P.,ELOC. 

Duke, Lucy, c, l., f., m. s., h. 

Eakin, Elizabeth, e. l., c, l., f., math. 
Edens, Edwina, E. L., c, g., p. 
Edrington, Teddie, e. l., c, f., h., p., v. m. 
Ellis, Grace, e., c, b. l., g., math., eloc. 
Estes, Daisy Belle, e.l., c, f., p., o.,harm. 
Estes, Marie, p., v. m. 

Fisher, Anna, e. l., c, f., a. 
Eitzputrick, Roba, e. l., c, l., G., n. s. 
Fitzpatrick, Eunice, e. l., c, h., p., eloc 
Floyd, Carrie, p. d. 
Freas, Alice, e., c, e. l., p., b. k. 
Freeman, Minnie, p., v. m., harm. 
Freeman, Lucile, e.,c,e.l.,f.,math.,p.,v.m. 

parent or guardian 


W. N. Camp, Esq. 


J. F. Campbell, Esq. 


W. B. Carney, Esq. 


A. Fletcher, Esq. 


Dr. J. W. Cavitt. 


C P. Cecil, Esq. 


L. D. Chenault, Esq. 


L. D. Chenault, Esq. 


J. J. Cocke, Esq. 


C. H. Cocke, Esq. 


C. H. Cocke, Esq. 


C. n. Cocke, Esq. 


C. H. Cocke, Esq. 


W. C. Coker, Esq. 

S. C. 

W. C. Coker, Esq. 

S. C. 

W. G. Cosby, Esq. 


S. H. Cox, Esq. 


. Mrs. A. Cutchin. 


Mrs. M. mil. 


A. J. Danner, Esq. 


Mrs. E. P. Davidson 

. Virginia. 

M L. Dekle, Esq. 


Dr. A. M. Denman. 


R. A. Denny, Esq. 


H. S. Deyerle, Esq. 


Rev. A. E. Dickinson, D. D. Va. 
John W Dill, Esq. Missouri. 
P. B. Dillard, Esq. Virginia. 
P. B. Dillard, Esq. Virginia. 
Dr. B. A. Dinwiddle. Texas. 
S. L. Dodd, Esq. Mississippi. 
Howard Douglas, Esq. Alabama. 
F. J. Duke, Esq. Virginia. 

Mrs. L. D. Eakin. Tenn. 

Judge A. Rainey. Texas. 

Captain H. C. Edr-ington. Texas. 
Dr G. S. Ellis. Arkansas. 

J. W. Estes, Esq. Florida. 

/. M. Estes, Esq. Georgia. 

R. M. Fisher, Esq. Kentucky. 
Mrs. S. H. Fitzpatrick. Virginia. 
Mrs. S. H. Fitzpatrick. Virginia. 
Charles Floyd, Esq. Virginia. 
Mrs. E. A. Freas. New Jersey. 
M. T. Freeman, Esq. Tenn. 

Mrs. H. E. Freeman. Texas. 

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Fuller, Mahel, i. l., c, f., h , P. J. T. Fuller^ Esq. Tennessee. 

Fuller, Carrie, e. l., c, f., h., v. m. W. A. Fuller, Esq. Tennessee. 

Funk, Pauline, k.l.,c.,matii.,h.,p.,v.m.,har. W. C. Funk, Esq. Virginia. 

Funk, Nellie, e., c, math., h., p., eloc. J. R. Funk, Esq. Virginia. 

Furraan, Ella, e., c, n. s., m. s., h. Samuel Furman, Esq, Texas. 

Furman, Sadie, e. l., c, l., n. s. Jiulge John M. Furman. Texas. 

Garrison, Carrie, m., e. l., c, l., qu., p. 

Gathright, Eleanor, e., c, e. l., g., p. 

George, Eliza, ch. 

George, Nellie, e. l., c, l., f., math., p. 

Gibson, Annie May, b. l., c, f., h., p. 

Gill, Ethel E., e. l., c, g., p. 

Girard, Frances, p., v. m., harm., bloc. 

Glenn, Rebecca, e. l., c, f., h., p. 

Godell, Kathryn L., v., harm. 

Hale, Lillie Rulh, l., c, math., h., a. 
Harmon, Mary, e., c, f., math., h., p. 
Henderson, Mildred, e. l., c, f., math., p. 
Hinton, Ethel, e., c, math., p., a. 
Hobday, Annie, e. l., c, l., math., t. s. 
Hodges, Ina, c, p., v. m., harm., eloc. 
Horner, Sadie, e. l., c, p., v. m. 
Hudgins, Fay, e. l., c, l., h., a. 
Hudson, Mary, e. l., c, l., math., h., eloc. 
Huflf, Junia, p. d. 
Hume, Anne Wilmer, c, l., f., math., p. 

Jamison, Mary, e. l., c, f., h. 
Jasper, Davie, e. l., c, l., f., h. 
Jones, Sallie, e. l., c, p., harm. 
Jones, Anna Paul, e. l., c, f., h., p., a. 
Jones, Sara, e. l., c, l., math., h., v. 

Kefauver, Boyd, e. l., c, math., eloc. 
Kelly, Telette, e. l., c, f., p., v. m. 
Keyes, Elizabeth, e., c, f., eloc, p. d. 
Kidder, Edith, e. l., c, math., h., p. 
King, Bonham, c, f., h., p., c, harm., eloc. 
Kirk, Nellie, e. l., c, f., n. s., e. 
Kirven, Annie, e. l., c, f., h., a. 
Kone, Fay, e., c, l., math., h. 
Kusian, Mary C, ch., m. s., a. 
Kusian, Anna Louise, E., c , l., math., h., p. 

W. 0. Garrison, Esq. N. J. 

W. H. Gathright, Esq. Virginia. 
R. F. George, Esq. Virginia. 

R. F. George, Esq. Virginia. 

C. W. Gibson, Esq. Alabama. 
John A. Gill, Esq. Virginia. 
Alex. F. Girard, Esq. Texas. 
R. B. Glenn, Esq. N. C. 
Mrs. W. O. Godell. N. Y. 

Mrs. Annie R. Hale. Tennessee. 
Frank P. Harmon, Esq. Va. 

Mrs. J. L. Henderson. Texas. 
Silas Hinton, Esq. W. Va. 

Rev. George J. Hobday. Virginia. 
H. C. Hodges, Esq. Alabama. 
Mrs. R. H. Horner. Virginia. 
W. T. Hudgins, Esq. Texas. 

Dr. Taylor Hudson. Texas. 

Lewis Huff, Esq. Virginia. 

Rev. Thomas Hume, D. D. N. C- 

S. W. Jamison, Esq. Virginia. 
T. C. Jasper, Esq. Texas. 

Mrs. H B. Jones. Virginia. 

William H. Jones, Esq. Texas. 
Paul T. Jones, Esq. Miss. 

D. E. Kefauver, Esq. Virginia. 
Solon Kelly, Esq. Alabama. 
Mrs. F. E. Keyes. Ohio. 
Mrs. L. A. Stainback. Arkansas. 
J. King, Esq. Georgia. 
Dr. J. D. Kirk. Virginia. 
J. A. Kirven, Esq. Georgia. 
Mrs. Anna M. Kone. Virginia. 
Dr. A. T. L. Kvsian. Virginia. 
Dr. A. T. L. Kusian. Virginia. 

Lamb, Elizabeth, e.l., c.,L., G., math., eloc. Mrs. W.B.Lamb. Virginia. 

Lamkin, Annie, e., c, l. , f. G. Lamkin, Esq. Virginia. 

Lankford, Ora, e., p. d. T. H. Lankford^ Esq. Virginia. 


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Lankford, Talmage, p. d. 

Levy, Rosamond, E. l., c, y. m., a., eloc, p. 

Linn, Mary, e. l., c, l., g., h., p. 

Lipscomb, Ethel, e. l., c, f., m. s., p. 

Lloyd, Bertha, e. l., c, math., h., p., harm. 

Loeb, Sadie, e. l., c, f., g., p. 

Love, Elouise, e. l., c, g., p., a. 

Luck, Cora, e., c, e. l., p. 

Luck, Julia, e., c, l., math., h. 

Luck, Eugene, e., c, l., math., p. d. 

Luck, Loula, P. d. 

McLaughlin, Mabel, e.l., c.,l., q., math., p. 
McLaughlin, May, e., c, l., math., p. d. 
McLaughlin, Edith, p. d. 
Mallory, Edith, e. l., c, f., p., v. m. 
Marcus, EUie, e. l., c, g., ch., m. s. 
Masters, Mary, e., c, l., math., h., a. 
Mays, Rosa, i. l., c, math., m. s., h. 
Miller, Marjorie, e. l., c, v. m , v., harm. 
Mills, Mary, e. l., c, m. s., y. m., eloc. 
Monroe, Louise, e., c, l., math., p., v. 
Moomaw, Annie, v. m., p. 
Morrow, Fanny, e. l., c, f., math., p., eloc. 
Moss, Elizabeth, e.l.,c.,f.,p.,v.m.,har.,blo. 
Murray, Eva., e. l., c, l., g., h. 
Myers, Sallie Lou, e. l., c, l., h. 
Myers, JDaisy, a. 

Nail, Eva, e. l., c, h., p., eloc. 

Neff, Katie, e. l., c, f., math., p., a. 

Nefl', Rob., E. L., c, L., F. 

Nelson, Lillian, e., c, l., math., ch., m. s. 

Numsen, Ethel, e., c, math., h., p., eloc. 

Parkinson, Olive, e., c, l., math., h. 
Parramore, Rose, e. l., c, h., a. 
Patterson, Mary, e., p. d. 
Patterson, Lula, i., p. d. 
Pearson, Mary, e., C. l., M. s. 
Pearson, Sadie, E. L., c. l., math., h. 
Penn, Anita, e. l., c. f., eloc, b. k. 
Phelps, May, e. l., c. f., V. 
Porter, Ilalford, E. L., c, L., G., H., eloc. 

Rainey, Marian W., e. l., c. f., h., b. 
Rainey, Edna Scott, e., c, l., h., p. 
Ranson, Mary, e. l., c, f., math., eloc. 

parent or guardian 
T. H. Lankford, Esq. 
M. Levy, Esq. 
R. O. Linn, Esq. 
W. H. Lipscomb, Esq. 
L. W. Lloyd, Esq. 
S. Loeh, Esq. 
J. L. Love, Esq. 
Rev. J. M. Luck. 
Rev. J. M. Luck. 
Rev. J. M. Luck. 
Rev. J. M. Luck. 

S. McLaughlin, Esq. 
S. McLaughlin, Esq. 
S. McLaughlin, Esq. 
W. B. Mallory, Esq. 
S. Marcus, Esq. 
M. V. Masters, Esq. 
Joseph Mays, Esq. 

D. J. Miller, Esq. 
Felham Mills, Esq. 

E. R. Monroe, Esq. 

Mrs. J. C. Moomaw. 

M. D. Wheeler, Esq. 

Wm. H. Moss, Esq. 
Mrs. E. S. Murray. 
John 0. Myers, Esq. 
John 0. Myers, Esq. 




W. Va. 






















S. C. 



C. H. Nail, Esq. Kentucky. 

Milton L. Neff, Esq. Virginia. 

Milton L. Neff, Esq. Virginia. 

S. R. Nelson, Esq. Virginia. 

Mrs. J. B. Numsen. Texas. 

Wm. C. Parkinson, Esq. Va. 

Dr. T. H. Parramore. Virginia. 
David Patterson, Esq. Virginia. 
David Patterson, Esq. Virginia. 
Rev. W. A. Pearson. S. C. 

Rev. W. A. Pearson. S. C. 

F. R. Penn, Esq. N. C. 

Lieut. H. Phelps, ll.S.N.,1^. Y. 
Mrs. Chas. Bondurant. Md. 

Charles Rainey, Esq. Louisiana. 
Charles Rainey, Esq. Louisiana. 
2y(,os. D. Ranson, Esj. Virginia. 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 31 


Reaves, Etta, k., c, l., math., p. C. K. Reaves, Esq. Texas. 

Reed, Aimee, e. l., c, m. s., kloc. J. R. Reed, Esq. Mississippi. 

Reeves, Mary, e. l., c, h., p., v. m., v. Mrs. Willie Reeves. Texas. 

Reeves, Mills, e., c, l., math., h. Mrs. Willie Reeves. Texas. 

Reynolds, Elizabeth, e. l., c, f., h.,v., eloc. Maj. A. Reynolds^ U.S.A. Kan. 

Rigsbee, Rosa, e., c, e. l., h. A. M. Rigsbee, Esq. N. C. 

Roberts, Ellen, e., c, f., math., p., m. Charles Roberts, Esq. Texas. 

Robertson, Julia, c, l., f., math., h. Judge Wm. G. Robertson, Va. 

Samuels, Josephine, e. l., c , l., p. Mrs. W. T. Samuels, Kentucky. 

Schmelz, Ethel, e. l., c, math., h., v. Henry L. Schmelz, Esq. Va. 
Seago, Annie Myrtle, e.l.,c.,l. , p., V.M., harm. Wm. K. Seago, Esq. Louisiana. 

Shell, Mary, c, r., h., p. J. R. Shell, Esq. Virginia. 

Simmons, Hattie G., e. l., c, f., m. s., h. Judge W. B. Simmons. Va. 

Sims, Mabel, p., o. H. C. Sims, Esq. Virginia. 

Smith, Janet, E. l., c, f., h., p. Mrs. Nannie T. Smith, N. C. 

Surface, Mary Lucy, p. d. W. R. Surface, Esq. Virginia. 

Sykes, Lois, e. l., c, f., eloc. T. C. Sykes, Esq. Virginia. 

Thornhill, Madeleine, e. l., c, l., g., p. Rev. R. L. Thornhill. Virginia. 

Thorpe, Kate, e. l., c, p., harm. Dr. F. J. Thorpe. N. C. 

Tinsley, Lillie, e. l., c, l., h., p. W. H. Tlnsley, Esq. Kentucky. 

Townsend, Eugenia, e. l., c, l., p., eloc. F. H. Townsend, Esq. Alabama. 

Travis, Alma, e., c, l., math., h., p. Dr. B. F. Travis. Tennessee. 

Trotter, Anna, e. l., c, f., h. Walter Trotter, Esq. Miss. 

Tupper, Allene, e. l., c, a., eloc. Rev. H. A. Tapper, D. D. N. Y. 

Tupper, Katherine, e., c, e. l., f., h., eloc. Rev. H. A. Tupper, D. D. N. Y. 

Turner, Isabel, e. l., c, f., m. s. Mrs. C. B. Turner. Virginia. 

"Wait, Francis, e. l., c, l., f., math., p. Prof. Chas. E. Wait. Tenn. 

Walrond, Laban, p. d. Mrs. S. Walrond. Virginia. 

Warn, Lila, e. l., c, h., p., v. m. Frank Bates, Esq. Texas. 

"Watson, Eugenia Gay, e. l., c, l., f., a. Mrs. Otway W. Watson. Ohio. 

Watts, Ethel, e. l., c, f., h., p., v. m. W. D. Watts, Esq. Kentucky. 

Watts, Leta, e., c, math., h , p., eloc. N. C. Watts, Esq. Virginia. 

Webster, Flora, e., c, f., m. s., v. m. F. P. Webster, Esq. Texas. 

Whitefield, K. G., e. l., c, math., h., p., v. Mrs. W. G. Whitefield. Ky. 

Wilkinson, Agnes, e.l.,c., l., math.,h., b.k. Mrs. Bettie Wilkinson. Va. 

Williams, Susie, e. l., c, p., v., harm. W. C. Williams, Esq. D. C. 

Willingham, Mildred, e.,c.,f.,math.,p.,v.m. A. B. Willingham, Esq. Va. 

Wilson, Sophia, e. l., c, f., h., eloc. J. L. Wilson, Esq. Texas. 

Winstead, Rosa, e., c, l., m. s. Mrs. Pattie K. Winstead. N. C. 

Winstead, Iva, e. l., c, math,, p., b. k., t. s. Mrs. Pattie K. Winstead. N. C. 

Witherspoon, Ethel, c, f., ch., a. Lister Witherspoon, Esq. Ky. 

Wootters, Frances, E. l.jC, math., H., P., v.m. Mrs. J. H. Wootters. Texas. 

Wright, Coral L., e., c, l., f., m. s. William H. Wright, Esq. Va. 

Wright, Nan, e., c, math., h., p. William H. Wright, Esq. Ark. 

Day Pupils, 22 ; Boarders, 175— Total, 197. 


Fifty-Skventh Annuai. Register and 


Virginia 81 

Texas 34 

Tennessee 10 

Kentucky 10 

North Carolina 9 

Mississippi 8 

Georgia 7 

South Carolina 5 

Alabama 5 

Florida 4 

Arkansas 4 

Louisiana 4 

New Jersey 2 

Ohio 3 

"West Virginia 2 

New York 4 

Missouri , .... 1 

Maryland 1 

Nebraska 1 

Kansas 1 

Washington City 1 

IFlumber Bttending Bacb Department. 

English 52 

English Literature 117 

Latin 70 

Erench 81 

German 22 

Mathematics 71 

Chemistry 11 

Moral Science 18 

History 77 

Preparatory Department ... 18 

Piano 104 

Voice Culture 39 

Pipe Organ 3 

Violin and Kindred Instruments . . 13 

Harmony 17 

Theory of Music 86 

Art 31 

Elocution 3 

Bookkeeping 5 

Stenography and Typewriting ... 2 

Announcement of Holuns Institute. 35 

Ccrtificatee of iproftcienQ 

ContccreO 5une 6, 1900, 






MARY DENNY, Georgia. 



pianotorte /iDustc 

Junior (5raOe 

ETHEL NUMSEN, Texas. JANET SMITH, North Carolina. 


ITntermeDfate (3raDe 

MATTIE COCKE, Virginia. INA HODGES, Alabama. 

SARAH COKER, South Carolina. BERTHA LLOYD, Nebraska. 


MARY DILL, Missouri. SALLIE JONES, Virginia. 

EDWINA EDENS, Texas. ANNIE M. SEAGO, Louisiana. 


Senfoc (BraDe 


ZbCOX^ Ot /tr>U6lC 

SALLIE JONES, Virginia. 

34 Fifty-Sevknth Annuai, Rejgistbr and 

IDoice Culture 

5unior (5ra&e 

MAKIE ESTES, Georgia. 

Senior 6raDe 


©rgan jflDusic 

IFntcrmcOlate (BraOc 

DAISY ESTES, Florida. 

pbigstcal Culture 


(Brabuatee in Departmente 

I. Bnglisb language 



MARY PEARSON . . . * South Carolina 


ROSA WINSTEAD North Carolina 


II. JBrxQiieb Xiteraturc 











CORA LUCK Virginia 


MARY MILLS '. Mississippi 

EVA MURRAY South Carolina 


SADIE PEARSON South Carolina 


Announcbmknt of HoIvI^ins Institute. 35 

AIMEE REED Mississippi 


LOIS SYKES Virginia 



ANNA TROTTER Mississippi 


in. xatfn 

SARAH COKER South Carolina 


ANNIE HUME North Carolina 





ROSA WINSTEAD North Carolina 


IV. 3Frcncb 



ANNIE HUME North Carolina 




MARY SHELL Virginia 

ANNA TROTTER Mississippi 


V. (3erman 

MATTY L. COCKE, Jr Virginia 

SARAH COKER South Carolina 



VI. ^atbematfcs 



MATTY L. COCKE, Jr Virginia 


ANNIE HUME North Carolina 



VII. lPb^0tC6 

No Candidate. 

36 Fifty-Skvknth Annuai, Registkr and 

VIII. Cbcmigtrs 









IX. /Dboral Science 

SARAH COKER South Carolina 




MARY MILLS Mississippi 


MARY PEARSON South Carolina 

AIMEE REED Mississippi 


ROSAWINSTEAD North Carolina 


X. ibi6tor^ 






EVA MURRAY South Carolina 


MARY SHELL Virginia 

ANNA TROTTER Mississippi 






KATE THORPE North Carolina 

MABEL SIMS Virginia 

XII. Elocution 

MARY MILLS Mississippi 

AIMEE REED Mississippi 

LOIS SYKES Virginia 


Announcemknt of H0L1.1NS Institute. 37 



SAKAH COKEK South Carolina 

Bngllsb Compo0(tfon 



MABEL SIMS Virginia 


No Award. 


AIMEE KEED Mississippi 

Zbc jeclectic Degree 

ELLIE MARCUS, Virginia, 

(English Literature, German, Chemistry, Moral Science). 

ANNA TROTTER, Mississippi, 

(English Literature, French, Mathematics, History). 

^be Claeeical Degree 

SARAH COKER, South Carolina, 
(Latin, German, Mathematics, Moral Science). 


(English Literature, Latin, French, Chemistry). 

ANNIE LAMKIN, Virginia, 

(English, English Literature, Latin, French). 

ROSA WINSTEAD, North Carolina, 

(English, English Literature, Latin, German, Moral Science). 


(English Literature, Latin, French, Mathematics, Chemistry, Moral 


38 Fifty-Skve:nth Annual Register and 

Hbe Xiterari? Decree 

MAKY C. KUSIAN, Virginia, 

(English, English Literature, French, History, Chemistry, Moral Science). 

MARY SHELL, Virginia, 

(English, English Literature, Latin, French, History). 


(English, English Literature, French, History, Moral Science). 

CORAL WRIGHT, Virginia, 
(English, English Literature, Latin, History, Moral Science). 

^be jfuU WcQvcc 


(English, English Literature, Latin, French, Mathematics,? History, 

Chemistry, Moral Science). 

ELIZA GEORGE, Virginia, 

(English, English Literature, Latin, German, Mathematics, Chemistry, 

History, Moral Science). 

Announcement of Hoi^lins Institute. 39 


1. The question as to the best location of boarding- 
schools for girls is one to which much attention has been 
given in recent years. After an experience of two centuries on 
this continent, the general conclusion has been reached that 
country localities, easily accessible to cities, are decidedly pre- 
ferable from many considerations. Many of the largest and 
best equipped of such schools of recent origin, have been so 
located, notably Vassar College of New York, Wellesley Col- 
lege of Massachusetts, and Bryn Mawr College of Pennsyl- 
vania. This school now enjoys these advantages; it is just 
seven miles from Roanoke, which is rapidly advancing to the 
proportions of a large city, and afifords facilities for meeting all 
the various wants of a school like this. Our railroad and tele- 
graph facilities are also complete, connecting us with all parts 
of the country. 

2. I am constantly reminded of the superiority of this 
locality as a place for the education of girls, as I witness from 
year to year their physical development, and the effect, on 
character and conduct, of the exclusion of those scenes and 
associations which so demoralize girls when exposed to them. 
Stringent rules, rigidly enforced, in the presence of tempta- 
tions, and idle attractions, may save from damaging scandal; 
but is this the best influence under which to develop character? 
At the tender and impressionable age of school-life a system of 
espionage and unnatural restraints, so annoying and irritating 
to girls, tends to sour dispositions, to foster the spirit of suspi- 
cion, and to develop artificial and deceptive character. Unques- 
tionably, girls at boarding-schools should be tenderly guarded 
and carefully restricted in their associations, but not by an 
inexorable code of " blue laws." Location and surroundings 
should be such as to allow great freedom of daily life and great 
variety of social intercourse, while dangers and temptations 

40 Fifty-Seventh Annual Register and 

are so far removed as neither to give serious apprehension, 
and thus lead to oppressive regulations, nor to forbid pleasures 
and pastimes, away from the public gaze, so necessary to a 
true physical and moral development. The school which has 
not the resources within itself — the personal examples, the 
moral and aesthetic influences, the variety of exercises and 
sources of enjoyment, the comforts and social life — but has to 
seek these in associations beyond its precincts, is certainly not 
in a condition to do a permanent and successful work in giving 
to society the best type of women. In location and surround- 
ings, in internal resources and facilities, this Institution com- 
mands rare combinations for doing a great work in its chosen 
sphere. The locaHty further enjoys the exceptional advantages 
of mineral waters — white sulphur and chalybeate — and a 
healthful, bracing atmosphere at all times. 

3. The every-day life of this school is beautiful, pleasant 
and impressive. Contentment, cheerfulness and vivacity are 
features so marked as to excite surprise in visitors, and uni- 
formly become a subject of remark by those who sojourn with 
us. School-life should be made pleasant and happy; discon- 
tent, irritation of feeling, constant homesickness, are alike 
opposed to successful progress in educational training and the 
development of sweet and smooth dispositions. The sur- 
roundings of this school are not objects and scenes which con- 
stantly excite hopes and wishes which it would not be best to 
gratify, and consequently a source of dissatisfaction, nor such 
as to invite to irregularities and improprieties of conduct ; but 
in every direction the school looks out upon beautiful natural 
scenery, with its ever-varying shades and hues, and hence 
never monotonous. In the absence of improper external 
attractions, interest and sympathy center in school exercises 
and home associations, and the associations of the place itself 
are ample — nearly all the pupils are boarders, the officers and 
teachers, with their families, reside on the premises, together 
with several families in separate buildings, who may be here 
for educational purposes. No indiscriminate association is 
allowed with the outside public, and all who are admitted to 
the grounds must observe those proprieties which appertain to 
premises appropriated almost exclusively to the gentler sex. 

Announcement of HolIwIns Institute. 41 

When a girl enters this school the sympathies of all go forth to 
her, and hence she finds that she has been made a member of 
a large harmonious family, and soon becomes contented and 
happy. " Whenever I meet a Hollins girl I find her devoted 
to the place and the people," is a remark often made by 
gentlemen and ladies from distant parts. In this paragraph 
the explanation is given. 

4» Fair Repute^ — No institution in which large numbers 
of young ladies have their homes for educational purposes can 
afford a manag-ement which gives rise to damaging criticism or 
unfavorable rumor. Its reputation affects that of every 
pupil, while the conduct of its pupils casts a reflex influence 
on its own. At every cost of labor and vigilance, good gov- 
ernment must be maintained — a prudent, wise, generous and 
effective supervision must be exercised over every pupil and 
at all times. 

5* Religion^— In the development of a true and high 
type of character religious influences, not sectarian, must play 
an important part. The Christian graces, harmoniously 
blended and carefully cultured and exhibited in all the asso- 
ciations of life, give to ladies a charm and a power which no 
adornment of person or culture of intellect in their absence can 
produce. The pupils of this school must, and do, enjoy supe- 
rior religious privileges. While separated from their parents, 
pastors and other spiritual guides, it would be a grave omis- 
sion not to make ample provisions for their spiritual wants and 
religious development. Hence, in addition to daily worship 
and weekly Bible lessons, ministers of high repute in their 
respective communions conduct services alternately in the 
chapel of the Institute for the special benefit of the pupils, 
officers and families that reside at the place. 

6. Teaching. — The most satisfactory results can only be 
secured by the concentration of ability and great variety of 
talent and adaptedness in the Board of Instruction. The 
education and training of girls have in recent years received a 
degree of attention beyond that of any period in our history. 
In every section of our country standards of scholastic attain- 
ment have advanced, the equipments of schools have been 
greatly enlarged, and the subjects taught have multiplied. To 

42 Fifty-Seventh Annuai. Register and 

meet these varied and increasing demands this Institute em- 
ploys a large number of teachers of varied attainments and 
great versatility of talent. Courses of instruction are multi- 
plied and arranged to suit individuality of talent and endow- 
ment and the peculiar and ever-modifying preferences of pupils 
and parents. Our pupils are not compelled to pursue a single 
stereotyped course, but may select such studies as will best 
fit them to fill successfully and creditably their contemplated 
spheres in future life. The mastery of any school or branch of 
study, secures from that school a diploma which ranks the 
pupil in that department with a full graduate of the Institute. 
But such selections must always be made under the advice of 
the Faculty, unless positive instructions are given by parents 
or guardians. 

7. Apparel. — Expensive dressing while in school is 
objectionable from many considerations. A girl whose mind is 
absorbed in external adornment is not likely to cultivate and 
develop those virtues which constitute the chief and perma- 
nent ornament of female character, nor will she aim to secure 
those mental acquirements which are to give to her influence 
and success in the better spheres and associations of life. 
Money spent in gorgeous and costly attire or jewelry while in 
school is worse than squandered. Far better would it be to 
reserve funds thus used for travel and other sources of im- 
provement after school days are over. 

This school prescribes no uniform dress for its pupils on 
ordinary or public occasions, because it is not necessary to do 
so with present surroundings. Those who take lessons in 
Physical Culture use a cheap uniform when engaged in the 
exercise, and I would here suggest that all pupils be required 
to take these exercises, so eminently promotive of health and 
vigor, no less than of elasticity and grace of motion. Young 
ladies are expected to observe simplicity, good taste and neat- 
ness in dress and personal habits in every-day life, and to be 
ready at any moment to be called into the presence of friends, 
or even of strangers, should calls be made on them. This has 
been the habit of this school for many years. Without effort 
on the part of officers, all our pupils conform to this require- 
ment, simply because it is the habit of the school and the style 

Announcement of Hoi^lins Institute. 43 

of every-day life with us. At no time during the session are 
elaborate evening dresses appropriate. For commencement a 
simple white dress is all that is required. All young ladies 
attending this Institute must be provided with walking-shoes, 
rubber overshoes, warm cloaks or shawls, and caps or hats for 
every-day wear. They must have also warm clothing, especially 
underzvear. We live in a bracing climate and spend much 
time in the open air. 

This Institute employs no special agents, open or secret, 
to invite patronage. Parents and guardians are requested to 
make direct application to the Superintendent. 


HoLLiNS, May, 1900. 

The fifty-eighth session will open on the 19th of Septem- 
ber, 1900, and close on the first Wednesday in June, 1901. 
Post and telegraph office : HoUins, Va. Station : HoUins, 
Norfolk and Western Railway, Virginia. 

The opening of the next session is deferred until the ipth of 
September, on account of improvements in progress. 

IboUins Unstitute. 

Parents and guardians who, from choice or necessity, 
place their daughters and wards in schools far distant from 
their homes, naturally wish to know the facilities and advan- 
tages which such establishments command, and their capaci- 
ties for giving the training, culture and general impress of 
character most desirable for young ladies. With the view of 
imparting such information in regard to this Institution, the 
following paragraphs are published : 

I.— Xocatlon. 

HoLLiNS Institute is located in Roanoke County, Vir- 
ginia, seven miles from the city of Roanoke. This county lies 
in the extreme southwestern section of the great Valley of 
Virginia, between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains. 
The entire region abounds in picturesque mountain scenery; 
the soil is exceedingly fertile, and the country abundant in 

44 Fifty-Seventh Annual Register and 

fruits, vegetables, grain and grasses. Probably no region on 
the continent is more beautiful in its general aspects, and none 
so well adapted in climatic influences to schools and school life. 
Its uniform, invigorating atmosphere throughout the seasons, 
the extremes of cold and heat never reaching their maxi- 
mum — gives to the pupils vigor and bloom, and develops 
elasticity of mind even amidst exhausting labors. Hence, in 
this comparatively limited territory numerous colleges, high 
schools and other institutions exist and flourish. Thousands 
of pupils are gathered annually in these schools from all parts 
of the United States. The salubrity of the climate, the beauty 
and fertility of the country, its freedom from malarial diseases, 
its invigorating atmosphere, its limpid streams of water, all 
combine to render this section peculiarly adapted to the suc- 
cessful establishment and permanent prosperity of large insti- 
tutions of learning. 

II —premises anD JSuilOings. 

About eighty years ago the premises now held by Hollins 
Institute were improved and equipped with a view to render 
available valuable mineral waters. In the year 1842 the whole 
property was purchased for educational purposes, and since 
that time has been so used. All the original buildings have 
been removed, and others erected better adapted to school pur- 
poses. The main buildings (of which there are six) are of 
brick, with slate and tin roofing, and afford accommodations 
for a full faculty and one hundred and seventy boarding pupils. 
For many successive sessions, and often in the history of the 
School, the accommodations have been filled at the opening of 
the session, and other applicants declined. When more than 
the prescribed number actually arrive, the overflow is provided 
for in the families of officers and other residents on the grounds 
as far as practicable. The buildings contain ample lecture- 
rooms, a beautiful chapel, spacious and elegant dining-room, 
society halls, parlors, rooms for music and art, etc., all arranged 
with special reference to health, comfort and convenience. 
These buildings are warmed throughout by steam, and they 
are so connected by covered ways that all parts of the premises 
are safely accessible even in the most inclement season. The 

Announckmbnt of HoIvLins Institute. 45 

grounds around the buildings are beautiful and extensive, 
embracing many acres, and are adorned with walks, shade 
trees and shrubbery. In close proximity to the buildings are 
springs of mineral waters of valuable medicinal properties. 
The grounds and buildings are too extensive to be represented 
in a single picture. The engraving gives only a partial view of 
the premises. 

m— ®r0ani3ation. 

This Institute is held by an independent Board of Trus- 
tees, with self-perpetuating power. The Superintendent is 
chosen by the Corporation for a term of years, and on him is 
devolved the appointment of professors, teachers and other 
officers, subject to the approval of the Trustees. Each profes- 
sor conducts the more important classes of his department, and 
is aided in other classes by competent assistants. All profes- 
sors and teachers reside permanently on the premises and give 
their whole time to the interests of the School. They, with 
their families, board with the pupils, intermingling in all the 
relations of social life. 

The Domestic Department is arranged with special refer- 
ence to health and comfort, as well as to the inculcation of 
those habits and tastes which mark the true refined lady. It 
is presided over by the Lady Principal, a lady of culture and 
refinement, whose whole time is given to the supervision of 
the pupils. Connected, also, more especially with this depart- 
ment are several other ladies, who, from long experience, are 
admirably adapted to their positions, and give constant atten- 
tion to the health and wants of the pupils. 

In this Institute most of the bed-rooms are intended for 
two pupils only ; a few are large enough for three. The young 
ladies connected with the Collegiate Department occupy 
their own private apartments during study-hours. Here they 
prepare their exercises and repair to the lecture-rooms for 

The younger pupils occupy a large study-room fitted for 
the purpose, and are superintended from 9 o'clock a. m. to 
4 p. m. by a lady officer. Of this latter class but few attend, 
as the School is designed especially for advanced pupils. 

46 Fifty-Skvknth Annual Register and 

Pupils study more successfully in their quiet rooms than 
when crowded together in a large study-hall and kept sitting 
in the same posture for hours in succession, while the physical 
exercise in going to and from recitation throughout the day 
proves highly conducive to health, vigor and bodily develop- 

IV— Discipline. 

Pupils committed to our care and training are watched 
over and cared for in health or in sickness, in school or out of 
school, as our own children. The development of character 
and private habits, the exhibition of morals and manners in 
all the associations they form, a fair name in school and with 
the general public, give us the same soHcitude as in the case 
of those bound to us by ties of kindred. Indeed, when they 
leave school our anxieties do not cease until we know they are 
again at home and under the care of their friends. 

The School is not governed by minute specific rules ; the 
authority is parental rather than official. We do not, however, 
allow pupils to leave the premises unless attended by an offtcer, 
nor to make visits unless positively instructed by parent or 
guardian to do so, and even then we reserve the right to decide 
upon the propriety of such visits. 

All the training — literary, moral and disciplinary — of this 
School looks beyond girlhood to the future woman, bearing 
the responsibilities and sustaining the relations appropriate to 
her sex in society. 

v.— IReligious IPrivilCQcs. 

Evening devotions are regularly held by the Superintend- 
ent, or some other officer, in the spacious chapel of the Insti- 
tute, accompanied by the organ and singing by the pupils and 
teachers. On Sunday regular Sabbath-school exercises are 
held at 9 a. m., in which the Bible alone is made the text- 
book; at 8 p. m., lectures on the Scripture or preaching by 
evangelistic ministers of approved qualifications and standing. 
At II a. m. every Sunday there are services at churches of 
difterent communions in the immediate vicinity, which pupils 
at their option may attend. 

Teachers and pupils are expected to contribute a small sum to 
the expenses of ministers who oMciate in our chapel. 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 47 

VI — Ibealtb anO IRecreation. 

Pupils of this School usually enjoy vigorous health during 
the session, and even after its protracted and exhausting labors 
are over, return to their homes with the bloom of youthful 
vigor and freshness. This is due to the effects of climate, the 
use of mineral waters, and to free, unrestrained outdoor exer- 
cises, to which ample and pleasant surroundings invite. In- 
door exercises are also instituted, so that at no season are they 
deprived of the means of proper physical development and 
those delights which give elasticity to the spirits and healthful 
mental recreations. An experienced physician resides on the 
premises, who attends promptly to cases of serious sickness- 
and exercises a general oversight of the health of the entire 
establishment. In cases of serious illness parents and guar- 
dians are promptly informed by telegraph, or otherwise, of the 
true condition of their daughters or wards. 

Dr. F. L. Wood, an efficient dentist, of Roanoke, makes 
professional visits to the Institute whenever necessary. 

VII — BOmission of pupils. 

As this Institute is a delightful home for girls during the 
entire period of scholastic training, pupils are received at any 
time, either during the session or vacation, and are charged 
at regular rates from the day of their entrance. It is most 
desirable, however, that they enter promptly at the opening, 
or the middle, of the scholastic term. While courses of 
instruction are provided for every age and every degree of. 
advancement, the internal arrangements of the school are best 
adapted to boarders over the age of twelve years. No one is 
received for a shorter period than the entire session, or the 
remaining portion thereof, at the time of entrance. Precaution 
is used to prevent the admission of any pupil whose example 
and influence might prove injurious to others. 

Instead of returning annually to their homes, pupils may 
remain at the Institute throughout the period of their school 
days. Ample facilities are afforded for their comfort and 
proper supervision, as well as for the accommodation of their 
parents and friends during the vacation months. This arrange- 
ment is well adapted to that class of pupils who come from 

48 Fifty-Skvknth Annuai. Register and 

distant states and sultry climes ; more especially as they, and 
their friends who may visit them, will enjoy all the advantages 
of a mountain clime and mineral waters during the summer 
and early fall. 

Young ladies who enter this Institute are treated with the 
respect and attention which their sex ever receives at the 
hands of good society in Virginia. No disgraceful penalties 
are inflicted, nor are they subject to any long catalogue of 
minute regulations, which, so far from inducing correct, lady- 
like deportment, often prove but a source of constant annoy- 
ance and irritation. General principles, as to those proprieties 
of life, which should ever be recognized and observed by all of 
their sex and age, whether in or out of school, are made 
prominent, and the necessity for more stringent and more 
specific laws seldom arises. 

Parents and guardians may rest in the confident assur- 
ance that their daughters and wards, while connected with 
this Institute, whether in sickness or in health, will receive 
every attention, supervision and comfort which they enjoy at 
their homes. It is our sole business in life to take care of and 
train those committed to our temporary guardianship, and we 
hope to discharge the delicate and responsible office faithfully 
and in a manner acceptable to those at least who desire high 
standards of mental and moral discipline for their daughters. 

Having maintained an uninterrupted and prosperous career 
for more than a half-century, and having sent forth a greater 
number of that class of girls that seek the higher order of educa- 
tion than any school in the State of Virginia, the Institute points 
to its past history as the most satisfactory assurance and guarantee 
of future efficiency. 


Announcement of Hoi^lins Institute. 49 

Couuses of Ifnstruction. 







School of English. 

School of Ancient Languages. 

School of Modern Languages. 

School of History and Political Economy. 

School of Mathematics. 

School of Physics. 

School of Chemistry. 

School of Moral Science. 

School of Music. 

School of Art. 

School of Elocution. 

Several of the schools named above embrace two or more 
departments, in each of which a diploma is awarded : 

1. School of English. — English Language and English 

2. School of Ancient Languages. — Latin and Greek. 

3. School of Modern Languages. — French and German. 
9. School of Music. — Pianoforte, Voice Culture, Organ, 


The eleven schools are separate and distinct, each con- 
ducted by a Professor, with such assistants as the department 
may demand. Each school being distinct, the pupil may, at 
her option, become a candidate for graduation in any one or 
all of them, though it is not possible for her to pursue more 
than four at the same time. Diplomas are not conferred indis- 
criminately upon all members of a class who have passed 
through a prescribed course of study, but on those only who 
at the examinations give evidence of a thorough acquaintance 
with the subjects embraced in the courses upon which they 
propose to graduate. 

These courses of study, conducted under the standards 
long maintained in this Institute, afiford a training and a scope 
of attainment equivalent to that usually prescribed for the 

50 Fifty-Sevknth Annual Register and 

A. B. degree in colleges for young men. Certainly very few 
young ladies under the age of twenty years can go farther 
without detriment, often permanent, to both physical and 
mental health and vigor. But as some young ladies propose 
to continue their studies beyond the period usually allowed to 
scholastic training, we give advanced courses in all the depart- 
ments named above, corresponding to those usually required 
for the A. M. degree in the better class of colleges for young 

For scholastic honors conferred in this school see Pages 

I. Scbool of jenglieb. 

Professor McBryde. 
Miss Cleveland. 
Miss Bayne. 

This school includes English Grammar, Rhetoric, Compo- 
sition, and English Literature and Language. Classes meet 
daily unless otherwise stated. 

I. Bnglfsb Grammar an5 IRbctorfc. 

Miss Cleveland. 

(a) Junior Class.'— English Grammar and Elements of 
Rhetoric. Thorough drill in the principles of English Gram- 
mar, followed by class-room exercises in Rhetoric. Fort- 
nightly Compositions. Selections from American Prose and 

Text-Books : Davenport & Emerson's Principles of Grammar, 
Part I ; Kiverside Literature Series. 

(d) Intermediate Class.— Rhetoric, Composition and Ele- 
mentary studies in Literature. Special attention is given to 
the mastery of Rhetoric, and the principles of expression there 
acquired are applied to the criticism of standard selections 
from American and English prose and poetry, as well as to 
practical composition work in and out of class, as in the preced- 
ing year. 

Text-Books: Davenport & Emerson's Princijdes of Grammar, Part 
IT ; Lockwood's Lessons in English: Kiverside Literature Series. 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 51 

The work of these two classes is preparatory to the study 
of hterature. Before entering any class in literature, pupils 
must give satisfactory evidence of familiarity with the ordi- 
nary principles of grammar and composition. 

II. JBrxQlieb Xitcraturc. 

Professor McBryde. 
Miss Cleveland. 

(^) Junior Literature* — American Literature ; its rise and 
development. Selected readings from John Smith, Cotton 
Mather, and Benjamin Franklin, noting the gradual growth of 
style. Careful and systematic study of Irving, Cooper, Bryant, 
Hawthorne, and Longfellow, supplemented by parallel read- 

Text-Books : Painter's Introduction to American Literature ; Hiver- 
side Literature Series ; Historical Classic Readings ( Maynard, Merrill & 
Co.) ; Astor Edition of Bryant ; Alden's Studies in Bryant. 

(d) Senior Literature* — During the past session the 
class made an exhaustive study of Tennyson and Browning. 
The course for next session will consist in a critical study of 
several of the plays of Shakspeare for the first term, and Mil- 
ton's minor poems and Paradise Lost for the second term. 

Text-Books: Pancoast's Introduction to English Literature; The 
Arden Shakspeare ; Paradise Lost, Editions by Sprague and by Verity. 

HI. Bnglisb Xan^uagc. 

Professor McBryde. 

This course consists of Anglo Saxon and Middle English. 
The first term is devoted to Anglo-Saxon alone. Metrical and 
prose selections are read, with studies in metre and observa- 
tions on the manners, customs, and religious and social life of 
the Early English. The class-work of the second half-year is 
confined solely to Chaucer. The entire Prologue and at least 
five complete tales are read, together with selections from 
others, and collateral reading of the Parlement of Foules. 
Lectures are given on Chaucer's times and on his contem- 
poraries and imitators, especially John Barbour and King 
James I of Scotland. 

52 Fifty-Skventh Annual Register and 

Parallel with this the pupil is constantly drilled in tracing 
the changes in the forms and meanings of words from Anglo- 
Saxon to Modern English, and in setting forth the laws under- 
lying such changes. 

Text-Books : Smith's Old English Grammar and Exercise Book. 
Parallel: Stopford Brooke's Early English Literature; Gummere's 
Germanic Origins] Garnett's Translations of -EZe^ze and Judith; Pancoast's 
English Literature ; Corson's Selections from, the Canterbury Tales. Parallel : 
Lowell's Essay on Chaucer. 

This class is open only to those who have completed the 
courses in English Literature. 

Upon the completion of the Courses II (a) and II {h), the 
pupil is granted a diploma in English Literature. Upon the 
completion of Course III, the pupil is awarded a diploma in 
English Language. Pupils who successfully pass the exami- 
nation in Course II (a) receive a certificate. Candidates for a 
diploma or for a certificate in any course in Literature or Lan- 
guage are required to write an essay on some line of work 
assigned by the Professor. Should the pupil at the same time 
be an applicant for a diploma as graduate in several depart- 
ments, this same essay may be presented as the essay for 

IV. composltlom 

Miss Bayne. 

{a) Juniof and Senior Composition, — All pupils, whether 
students of English or not, are required to write compositions. 
At the opening of the session, the teacher will form classes 
based upon test papers assigned to the pupils. Meetings will 
be held at least once a week, and students will have regular 
and systematic instruction in the art of composition. 

Professor McBryde. 

(b) Advanced Composition. — In this class it is assumed 
that the pupil has already acquired moderate facility in expres- 
sion, and hence special attention is given to the development 
and logical arrangement of thought. By the study of good 
models, a systematic investigation is made of the principles 

Announcement of HolIvIns Institute. 53 

underlying description, narration, and exposition. The pur- 
pose of the course is twofold. In the first place, to give the 
pupil an appreciation of good literary workmanship; and, in 
the second, to teach her to apply to her own writings the prin- 
ciples derived from such study. Four essays and fortnightly 
themes throughout the year are required. With each pupil, 
individually, private consultations are held, in which her work 
is carefully criticised, and full explanations given of each cor- 

Text-Books: Genung's Rheto7'ical Analysis and Practical Rhetoric; 
Baldwin's Specimens of Fj^ose Description; Brewster's Specimens of Narra- 

lP06ts(3raDuate Couree, 

As a continuation of the course in English Language des- 
cribed above, there was given, during the session 1899-1900, 
a more extensive and intensive course in Middle English litera- 
ture. Class meetings were held three times a week, and dur- 
ing the first term special attention was devoted to the period 
immediately preceding Chaucer. In the second term a study 
was made of the Early English Miracle Plays. 

Text-Books and Keference Books : Morris & Skeat, Specimens of 
Early English, Part II. ; Pollard, English Miracle Plays; Bates, English 
Religious Drama ; ten Brink, Early English Literature ; Publications of the 
Early English Text Society. 

II. Scbool of ancient Xanguagee* 


Professor Pleasants. 
Miss Puryear. 

In this department there are four classes, viz : Intro- 
ductory, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. 

The Introductory Class is designed for beginners and is, 
therefore, mainly employed in mastering the forms and ele- 
mentary syntax of the language. 

Text-Books: First Book in Latin (Tuell and Fowler); Viri Komse. 

54 Fifty-Sevknth Annual Register and 

The Junior Class takes up the study of the easier Latin 
writers, carrying on the study of the grammar and impressing 
its principles by written exercises. 

Text-Books : Csesar ; Ovid ; Grammar and Exercises (Gildersleeve). 

The studies of the Intermediate Class are a continuation 
and enlargement of those of the Junior, using more difftcult 
authors and exercises. 

Text-Books : Virgil ; Cicero ; Grammar and Exercises. 

The Senior Class by its previous studies well-grounded 
in the principles of the language, makes, as far as can be made 
in the time, a practical acquaintance with the literature of the 
language. In this class also, there are regular written exer- 
cises in translating from Latin to English and from EngHsh to 

Text-Books : Livy ; Horace ; Tacitus ; Harrison's and Gildersleeve's 
Latin Grammars ; Roman History. 


Professor Pleasants. 

In this language there are, for the present, three classes, 
Junior, Intermediate and Senior. The aims and methods are 
the same as those pursued in teaching the Latin, viz. : to give 
the pupil a practical and useful knowledge of the language by 
reading portions of the best authors and by writing exercises 
with constant grammatical analysis. 


Junior Class: The Beginner's Greek Book ("White); Xenophon's 

Intermediate Class : Goodwin's Greek Grammar; Xenophon's Memo- 
rabilia ; A play ot Euripides ; Written Exercises. 

Senior Class : Selections from Sophocles ; Plato and Demosthenes. 

Announcement of Holi^ins Institute. 55 

lPo0t5(5raOuate %ntin anD (5recft. 

This course is intended for those who are candidates for 
the higher degree, or it may be advantageously pursued by 
those who wish to quahfy themselves for teachers of Latin and 
Greek. It is open to all graduates in Latin and Greek of this 
Institute, and to others who can, by examination, show their 
ability to profit by this grade of instruction. 

The scheme of instruction is as follows : 

1. Critical reading of the usual Latin and Greek authors, to be fol- 
lowed by an essay by the pupil upon some assigned author or period. 

2. Sight reading from the simpler Latin and Greek authors. 

3. Further practice in writing the languages. 

4. Lectures on general philology, with special reference to the 
etymology of Latin and Greek. 

5. Lectures on Grecian and Roman History, introductory to lectures 
on the Literature. 

in. Scbool of flDobern XanguaQe0* 

The languages taught in this department are French and 
German. There are three classes in French and three in Ger- 
man. Strict attention is given to grammatical analysis. 
Idioms are carefully noted and compared with the correspond- 
ing English forms. Pupils are required to write exercises and 
original compositions throughout the course, and are, by their 
daily associations with a foreign teacher, afforded the best 
opportunities for acquiring precision and fluency in speaking 
French and German. 


Professor Kusian. 
Miss Cleveland. 
Miss Hayward. 

Text-Books : Junior Class : Chardenal's Complete Course ; Super's 
French Eeader ; Exercises. Parallel: Etude Progressive, etc. (Stern). 

Intermediate Class : Edgren's Grammar ; George Sand's La Mare au 
Diable ; Ohnet's La Fille du Depute ; Le Koi des Montagnes ; La Poudre 
aux Yeux ; Paul Bercy's English into French ; Conversation. Parallel 
reading for 1900; Le Consent de 1813; Dumas's La Question d'Argent, 
Contes et Saynetes, 

56 Fifty-Seventh Annuai. Register and 

Senior Class: Corneille's Le Cid, Moliere's Le Misanthrope; Racine's 
Athalie ; Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac ; Compositions; Conversations; 
Fasnacht's Grammar ; Lamartine's Meditations. Parallel reading for 1900 : 
Cinq Mars ; Quartre-vingt-Treize ; Histoire de la Litterature rran9aise 
(^ Duval). 


Professor Kusian. 
Miss Puryear. 


Junior Class: Joynes-Meissner's Grammar; Exercises; Geschichten 
Vom Rliein. 

Intermediate Class : Joynes-Meissner's Grammar; Harris's German 
Compositions ; L'Arrabiata ; Schiller's Wilhelm Tell ; Lessing's Minna 
von Barnhelm ; Die Hochzeitsreise ; Conversation. Parallel reading for 
1900 ; Irrfahrten ; Der Rittmeister von Alt- Rosen ; Aus meinem Konigs- 

Senior Class : Jageman's Syntax and Composition ; Lessing's Nathan 
der Weise ; Schiller's Gedichte ; Goethe's Hermann und Dorothea ; Con- 
versation. Parallel reading for 1900 : Heine's Harzriese, Scheffel's Ekke- 
hard and Trompeter von Sakkingen ; Deutsche Litteraturgeschichte ( Wenke- 
bach) ; Meisterwerke des Mittelalters (Wenkebach). 

lp05t*GraDuate Course in /IDot)ern languages 
anb literature* 


Graduates in French of Hollins Institute and other 
accepted candidates are admitted to this course. Students 
must possess ability to translate standard modern French at 
sight, write easy prose in French, to follow a recitation 
conducted in French, and to answer in that language questions 
asked by the instructor. 

The course of study embraces the following : Critical readings and 
studies in French Prose and Poetry, critical study of the different periods 
of French Literature, lectures on the history of the French Language, 
translating of English into French, conversation, extensive collateral pri- 
vate reading, on which examinations will be held and concerning which 
criticisms written in Freiiob will borequirod. 

Announcement of Hoi^uns Institute. 57 


Graduates in German of Hollins Institute and other 
accepted candidates are admitted to this course. Students 
must possess abihty to translate standard modern German at 
sight, to write easy prose in German, to follow a recitation 
conducted in German, and to answer in that language ques- 
tions asked by the instructor. 

The course of study embraces the same scheme as in the 
French department. 

IV. Scbool of 1bl0tori? anb political jEconom^^ 

Miss Terrell. 

In the Department of History there are three classes : 
Junior, Intermediate and Senior. 

The Junior Class studies some elementary History of 
England, and of the United States, and Virginia. The aim of 
this class is to give the student a thorough training in the 
best methods of study and to forcibly show the difference 
between reading and studying History. Charts and maps are 
extensively used in this class. 

Text-Books: Short History of England (Gardiner) ; United States 
(Fiske). Parallel: Guerber's Histories (Greece and Kome). 

The Intermediate Class pursues a general outline of Uni- 
versal History and some elementary book on Government. 
Every effort is made to enable the student to acquire a thor- 
ough knowledge of the development of present conditions by 
studying those of the past. Lectures are frequently given, 
independent work required, and contemporaneous literature 

Text-Books : Myers's General History ; Government Class Book 

The Senior Class makes a more thorough study of Greece, 
England and France, with special reference to the rise and 
establishment of liberal governments and the growth of litera- 

58 Fifty-Skvknth Annual Register and 

ture and art. Lectures are given and parallel reading exacted. 
Political Economy is studied in this class. 

Text-Books: History of Greece (Botsford) ; The Greek Poets 
(Synionds) ; Old Greek Life (Mahafiy) ; Outline of Sculpture (Clement) ; 
The French Revolution (Morris) ; Short History of the English People 
(Green); Leading Facts of English History (Montgomery); Political 
Economy (Jevons) ; Civil Government (Fiske). 

Each History Class devotes one hour a week to the dis- 
cussion of topics of the day and general information. To 
accomplish the best results the student must spend much time 
in the Library and Reading-Room. 

Students are admitted to the Senior Class if prepared for 
it, but for graduation must stand the examination upon the 
Intermediate course, as well as the Senior. 

|post*0ra&uate Course. 

In this class periods of special interest and importance are 
investigated, and effort is made to accomplish what is so much 
to be desired in this day of enlightened progress and grave 
issues — that women shall bring to the question of the living 
present the quickened interest and intelligent appreciation 

derived from a wise apprehension of the problems of the past. 

Text-Books : Guizot's History of Civilization ; Emerson and 
Macaulay on History ; Political Economy ; Library Work, principally 
upon the questions of the day. 

V. Scbool of flDatbematice. 

Miss E. N. Newman, Acting Professor, Session 1899-1900. 

In this department there are four classes, as follows : 
(i) Junior I. Elementary Algebra. 
Text-Book : New School Algebra (Wentworth). 

(2) Junior II. This class continues and completes the 
work begun in the preceding year. 

Text-Book: New School Algebra (Wentworth). 

Announcemknt of H01.1.1NS Institute. 59 

(3) Intermediate. Plane and Solid Geometry. 
Text-Book : Phillips and Fisher's Elements of Geometry. 

(4) Senior. Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry. 

Text-Books : Wells' Platie and Spherical Trigonometry^ Wentworth's 
Analytic Geoinetry. 

For admission into the Senior Class the student must give 
satisfactory evidence of a thorough preparation for it. 

lPost*(5caDuate Course. 

In addition to the above, more advanced courses are 
ofifered in Plane and Solid Analytic Geometry, Theory of 
Equations, Determinants, Differential and Integral Calculus, 
and Higher Algebra. 

VI. Scbool of pbi?6iC0. 

Professor M. Estes Cocke. 

(i) Physiography. — The object of this class is to intro- 
duce the student into the study of the laws and phenomena of 
the material world. It includes the study of the earth, or Phys- 
ical Geography, some elementary Physics, and a short course 
in Astronomy. A certificate of proficiency will be given upon 
satisfactory attainments. 

Text-Books : Thornton's Elementary Physiography ; Todd's Astron- 

(2) A course in General Physics, including the study of 
Mechanics, Sound, Heat, Light, Electricity, and Magnetism. 
For entrance into this class a working knowledge of Arith- 
metic and Elementary Algebra is required. The mode of 
instruction is by the study of approved text-books, with lec- 
tures and experimental illustration, supplemented by labora- 
tory work. The aim is to make the work in this class about 
parallel to that in the School of Chemistry, and a diploma is 
given upon its satisfactory completion. 

Text-Book : Carhart and Chute's Physics. 

6o Fifty-Skventh Annual Register and 

lI>O0t5=©raDuatc Course. 

This course is designed to meet the v/ants of those who 
desire to pursue the study further than is possible in the class 
in General Physics. The subjects taken up and the amount of 
time devoted to each will be varied from year to year so as to 
suit, as far as possible, the wants and needs of the individual 
student. The work is largely theoretical in character, and 
to accomplish the best results it is necessary that the student 
have a knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and 
desirable that she be trained in the mehods of Analytical 
Geometry and the Calculus. Laboratory work is given as in 
the General Course. 

VI I. Scbool of Cbemtetr^, 

Professor Pleasants. 

The aim of the instructor will be to thoroughly ground 
his students in the doctrines of Chemical Philosophy in accord- 
ance with the latest and most approved views of the atomic 
theory. The non-metallic and the metallic elements, with 
their most important compounds, will be studied theoretically 
and practically, followed by a brief treatment "of the more 
important of the Organic Compounds. The mode of instruc- 
tion will be by study of approved text-books, with lectures and 
experimental illustrations, supplemented, as far as possible, by 
laboratory work. 

Text-Book : Williams. 

Ipo0t*(3raj)uate Course. 

This course is designed for those who wish to make a 
specialty of Chemistry in their general education, or to pre- 
pare themselves as teachers in that science. It can be taken 
only by those who have graduated in the general course. The 
work is done in the Laboratory under the supervision of the 
Professor, and consists of a full course of experimentation, 
instruction in the use of instruments, practice in the preparing 
of different chemical substances and in the methods of qualita- 
tive and quantitative analysis, and a fuller treatment of the 
industrial application of chemistry. 

Announcement of Hoi^IvIns Institute. 6i 


The course of study embraces (i) Morphology, (2) Veg- 
etable Physiology, (3) Systematic Botany or Classification. 
The method of instruction is by study of approved text-books, 
supplemented by lectures, by constant study of living forms 
and by experiment in which the student is made to observe for 

Text-Books : Bergen's Elements ; Gray's Structural Botany. 

viii. Scbool of floral Science^ 

Professor Pleasants. 

Students applying for this work should have completed 
at least the equivalent of the intermediate courses in Mathe- 
matics and History, and should be reasonably familiar with 
the facts of Physical Science, including an elementary knowl- 
edge of the human body and its nervous physiology. 

The course embraces work in Psychology, in Logic, and 
in Christian Ethics as the standpoint for an introduction to 
the History of Philosophic Thought. By means of exper- 
iment, of lecture, of reading and of discussion, so far as is 
possible in the time allotted, the requisite methods, facts, prin- 
ciples, and theories are learned. As educational, however, the 
aim is to foster and develop that balanced self-activity which is 
the goal of all education, since it is the only true preparation 
for life. 

Text-Books (used present session) : In Psychology, Halleck ; in 
Logic, Jevons ; in Ethics, Peabody, 


Work in this course will embrace the History of Philoso- 
phy, and more advanced work in Psychology, Logic, and Gen- 
eral Ethics, supplemented by discussion and written criticisms 
of the authors read. 

62 Fifty-Seventh Annual Register and 

Dr. Drake. 

Great emphasis is given to the importance of a knowledge 
of physiology and hygiene as constituting an indispensable 
part of the education of young ladies. 

The method of teaching is by lectures and text-books, 
with quizzing on previous lessons assigned. 

Demonstrations are made of the forms and functions of 
the various tissues and organs of the human body by dissection 
of parts of the lower animals, and are supplemented by the use 
of charts and models. 

At intervals during the session, the resident physician 
delivers public lectures in the chapel on subjects of scientific 
and practical interest pertaining to physiology and hygiene. 

Tkxt-Book : The Human Body (Martin); supplemented by lectures, 

IX, Scbool of flDueic 

Professor Alberti, Director, Voice Culture, Theoretics. 

Professor Bodell, Piano. 

Professor Elwell, Piano, Organ. 

Miss Pleasants, Piano, History of Music. 

Miss Hayward, Piano. 

Miss Winn, Violin and kindred instruments, Piano. 

The School of Music has for its object the foundation and 
the diffusion of a high musical education, which, based on the^ 
study of classic masters, embraces whatever is good in modern 
art. The school endeavors to attain this end by well-grounded 
instruction, imparted not only to amateurs whose object it is to 
acquire a correct knowledge of music, but also to those who 
wish to devote themselves to music as artists and teachers. 
Most of the members of the Music Faculty have had the 
advantages of instruction in the Conservatories of Europe. 
There are over thirty (including three grand) pianos, two 
organs and other instruments in the Institution appropriated 
to the use of the School. 

Announcement of Hoi^lins Institute. 63 

Fortnightly soirees are given throughout the session, at 
which the pupils acquire the ease and self-possession necessary 
to creditable performance before an audience. Lectures on 
musical topics and recitals are given from time to time by 
members of the Music Faculty. 

Diplomas anD Certificates. 

Graduation in any branch of music is made to depend on 
the knowledge and ability of the pupil rather than on the 
length of time she has studied. A Diploma, with the title of 
Graduate in Piano Music, will be conferred upon any student 
who, after having accomplished the course of the Senior Class, 
gives proof of her qualifications by a public recital before the 
school in classical and modern Pianoforte Music. The can- 
didate must also pass a successful examination in Theory and 
History of Music. 

The pupil giving proof of fair ability and success in any 
class of music study is entitled to a Certificate of Distinction. 

A Certificate of Proficiency is given for satisfactory final 
examination in the Senior Class of any single branch of music 

XLbc Course of Stu^s. 

embraces Pianoforte, Organ, Voice Culture, Violin, Theory 
of Music, History of Music, Chorus Singing and Ensemble 

B,— {pianoforte. 

Preparatory Qass: Urbach, Damm (Piano Schools'); Koehler, op. 
218 ; Czerny, op. 139 ; Lemoine, op. 37 ; Bergmueller, Zwintzscher, etc. 
Easiest pieces of classic and modern composers. 

Jtinior Class: Lebert & Stark, I; Loeschorn, Technic and op. 52; 
Herz's Gammes ; Easier Studies by Krause, Doering, Bertini, Kcehler and 
others. Sonatinas by Clementi, Kuhlau, Krause, Gurlitt, Loeschorn : 
pieces of Modern Music. 

Intermediate Class: Czerny, Behrens, Velocity; Loeschorn, op. 66; 
Bertini, op. 29, op. 32 ; Heller, Studies ^or Rhythm and Expression ; 
Cramer-Bulow ; Octave Studies by Kullak, Loeschorn or Lceew ; Bach, 
Inventions, Preludes, and Fuguettas ; Sonatas by Hadyn, Mozart ; Selec- 
tions from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Weber, Chopin, 
Field and modern masters ; Heller, Gade, Grieg, Reinecke, Godard, Saint- 
Saens, Scharwenka, Rubinstein, Raff, Moskowski, etc. 

64 Fifty-Sevknth Annual Register and 

Senior Class: dementi's Gradus ad Parnassum ; Czerny ; Studies by 
Henselt, Moscheles, Jensen, Chopin, Liszt; Bach Well-Tempered Clavi- 
chord; Sonatas and other compositions by Beethoven, Mozart, Hadyn, 
Bach, Handel, Schubert, Schumann, Weber, Chopin ; Works of Liszt, 
Raflf, Kheinberger, Gade, Henselt, Paderewski, Brahms, Dvorak and others. 
Piano Concertos of classical and modern composers. 

:fi3.— ©rgati. 

Students of this instrument must have good attainments 
in piano playing, and ought to join the classes of Harmony, 
Counterpoint and Musical Form, as these studies are of special 
importance to organists. Special course is provided for those 
who wish to become professional church organists. All pupils 
will have opportunity for playing in public, either in concerts 
or during the chapel services. The student of exceptional 
technical abilities, who has passed through the theoretical ex- 
aminations successfully, will be entitled to a Diploma, with the 
title of Graduate in Organ Music. 

We have a pipe organ, built by Labaugh & Kemp, New 
York, of two manuals and two octaves, pedal with twelve 
registers and three couplers ; also a reed organ, built by Story 
& Clark, Chicago, with nineteen stops. 

The reed organ is taught as an independent instrument 
for home and church purposes. 

Junior Class : Dunham, Organ School ; Schneider, Pedal Studies ; 
Bach, easy Fugues ; Shelley, Gems for the Organ ; Selections and pieces of 
medium difficulty by classic and modern composers. 

Senior Class: J- S. Bach's Organ Works; Preludes, Fugues, and 
pieces by Handel, Mozart, Merkel ; Sonatas by Mendelssohn, Merkel, 
Rheinberger, etc. ; Works of Thiele, Hesse, Warren, Guilmant, Buck, 
Batiste, Sairit-Saens, and others. 

Practical instruction is given in Improvisation, Registra- 
tion, Modulation, Transposition, and in the art of accompany- 
ing other instruments or the voice. 

C— \Doice Culture. 

The method taught is such as to develop and strengthen 
the voice, the first aim being beauty of tone and proper breath- 
control — then facility of execution. Exercises and studies by 
Concone, Vaccai, Panofka, Marchesi and others are used. 

Announcement of Hoi^lins Institute. 65 

Songs are given as soon as the pupil has formed some idea 
of correct tone-production, and she is gradually made familiar 
with the best Italian, German, French and English composers. 

In the selection of songs, not only proper regard as to the 
vocal abilities of the pupil is taken, but also their individuality 
of character and temperament is considered. 

Pupils of sufficient advancement will have the advantage 
of training in concerted numbers. Quartets and choruses will 
be organized and drilled by the music director. 

A vocal pupil who has successfully passed through the 
last course of Vocal Instruction, passed her examinations in 
Theory and History of Music, and given proof of her qualifica- 
tions as a singer by a pubhc recital, embracing all styles of 
vocal composition, is entitled to a Diploma as Graduate in Vocal 

A special course has been arranged for those wishing to 
prepare themselves to teach voice culture. The final test of 
ability in this course will be a public examination on all vocal 
topics and methods of voice culture. 

Sigbt Singing* 

Instruction is given in Sight Singing and Chorus Singing 
twice a week. This class is obligatory upon all vocal pupils, 
and open, without extra charge, to all pupils of the Music 


The plan of study in this department is designed to create 
a taste for music of a high order and to arouse enthusiasm for 
an instrument which is constantly growing in favor with 
young ladies. 

The method of bowing used is that of the Royal High 
School, Berlin, and the plan of work aims at thorough prepa- 
ration for foreign study, at the same time adapting itself to 
the needs of students who are not preparing to be artists or 

The following is the plan of study : 

Preparatory Class : Eicliberg's Method for Violin ; Duos by Pleyel 
op. 8 ; Gibduer op. 10 ; Mozart — Duos, Sonatinas. 

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Junior Class: Schradieck's Scales; Eichberg, Duos of Pleyel op. 48; 
Sonatas of Mozart ; Schubert Sonatinas ; Sonatas of Haydn ; Modern 
Classics ; Ensemble Work. 

Intermediate Class: Schradieck's Scales ; Kayser's 36 Etudes ; Dont's 
School of Mechanism; Sonatas of Haydn, Handel, Mozart; Best Modern 
Classical Compositions ; Orchestra "Work. 

Senior Class: Schradieck's Scales and Arpeggios; Kreutzer's 40 
Etudes ; Fiorillo ; Casorti's Bowing Studies ; Tartini's Art de I'Archet ; 
Duos of Viotte ; Sonatas by Tartini, Handel, Beethoven ; Concertos by 
Bach, Viotte, Spohr, Rode ; Modern Classics ; Orchestra Work. 

Bnacmblc IPlai^ing. 

All students of the Intermediate and Senior Grades will 
be required to enter the orchestra, which has two rehearsals 
weekly. Students are required to play solos with orchestra, 
and members of the Senior Class to play the concertos of Rode, 
Bach, Spohr, with orchestra before graduation. To meet the 
growing demands of the department, two ensemble classes for 
students of the Introductory and Junior Grades will be organ- 
ized. These students will be transferred to the orchestra when 

^be Zbcox^ of /iRuefc. 

The study of Music Theory Comprises General Music 
Knowledge, History of Music, Harmony, Musical Form, 
Analysis, Counterpoint and Composition. It is obligatory 
upon all Instrumental and Vocal Students who wish to receive 
a Diploma. The class in General Music Knowledge is obliga- 
tory upon all Instrumental pupils, until successful examina- 
tion has been passed. 

The study of Theory greatly facilitates a student's under- 
standing and rendition of piano and organ music, and is indis- 
pensable for one who wants to make a specialty of music. 

Junior Class: General Music Knowledge and History of Music. 

Intermediate Class: Harmony and History of Music. 

Senior Class: Modulation, Analysis, Form, Counterpoint and Com- 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 67 

Ip06t*(5ra0uate Courec. 

This course has as its object the further development of 
graduates and other accepted candidates. The branches 
taught in this class are (besides an advanced course in technics 
and theory of music): Theory and Practice of Teaching; 
Reading at Sight ; Playing Accompaniments ; Transposing 
Music. Students who pass through this course successfully 
are entitled to a Teacher's Certificate. 

X. scbooi of art. 

Miss Stone. 

In this department Drawing and Painting are taught. A 
knowledge of the principles of drawing is essential to the suc- 
cessful study of any branch of Art ; and accuracy of drawing 
is to be desired above all things. From the first lessons a few 
simple principles are taught ; these form the basis for all work. 
By studying from objects, still-life, and nature, the pupil 
creates pictures and does not simply copy those made by some 
one else. It is the aim of the course so to train the mind and 
hand that the pupil becomes able to appreciate the highest and 
best in Art, and to produce, unaided, pictures which will be 
elegant and pleasurable ornaments for home. 

Course ot Hrt StuDi^. 

Class I. Elementary Drawing— Outline drawing from objects ; out- 
line drawing, details of human figure from casts ; drawing from still-life, 
shaded in charcoal. 

Class II. Figure Drawing and Painting — Heads from casts, still-life 
groups from objects, landscapes from an approved model or from nature. 
History of Art. 

Class III: Painting in Oil and Drawing from the Antique in Char- 
coal. — Figures from the antique ; still life groups ; portrait heads from life 
shaded in charcoal ; history of art and study of lives of eminent artists. 

Pupils will be given test studies, on which will depend 
their advancement into a higher class. 

A Distinction of Proficiency in Drawing will be given to 

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the student whose work admits her to the Art Students^ 
League of New York, to which institution her drawings will 
be sent for examination. Applicants for a Proficiency in 
Painting must pass the examination for a Proficiency in Draw- 
ing, as well as for that in Painting. 

An Advanced Course will be furnished those students 
who desire to fit themselves for teaching and for European art 

An exhibition of the students' work is held at the close of 
each school year. 

XI. Scbool of leiocution, dramatic action an^ 
iPbijeical Culture* 

Miss Townsend. 


The purpose of this department is to make natural readers 
by means of the most thorough and comprehensive instruction 
for the development of effective delivery in all forms of expres- 
sion. It is intended for a school of training and personal cul- 
ture, and its object is to develop correct action of the mental 
and emotional natures, as well as the control of every outward 
manifestation, and to realize, as far as possible, a well-poised, 
harmonious individuality, capable of giving artistic expression 
to thought and feeling. 

The system is based upon the principles of physiology, 
psychology, and art, aiming directly at the development of the 
student's native powers, and so giving full expression to the 
latent natural talent. The necessity for developing the tech- 
nical skill for expression, as well as the mental and emotional 
powers, is recognized. 

Much attention is paid to the careful analysis of selected 
specimens of literature. This embraces the study of the pur- 
pose of any composition to be rendered ; its natural divisions 
of thought ; the relation of these divisions to the underlying 
purpose of the whole and to each other; the climax of the 
whole and of each division ; the thought of each sentence, and 
its comparative value. 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 69 

The interpretation of literature requires not only imagina- 
tive power and emotional energy, but also the ability to direct 
this energy at will. 

Course of fnstruction. 

1. Vocal Technique: (a) Kespiration, (b) location and quality of tone, 
(c) flexibility of voice, (d) range and strength in delivery, (e) vocal 
hygienic principles, (f) defects of speech and remedies. — Lectures. 

2. Vocal Expression : (a) Articulation, (b) emphasis, pitch, quantity, 
movement, (c) analysis, (d) emotions, (e) recitations. — Lectures, sight 
reading from classics and current magazines and papers. 

3 Dramatic Art: (a) Application of gesture, (b) facial expression, 
(c) analysis of emotions, poses, plastiques, analysis of recitations for action, 
studies in pantomime from Shakspeare, Tennyson, and Browning. 

Lectures on action, as demonstrated by Booth, Salvini, Jefferson, and 
Irving, with sketches from biographies, not as stage art, but as applied to 
art of reading. 

Recitals before the Elocution Class by selected pupils. Each member 
•of class not taking part is required to give criticism on the numbers. 

Study of Selections from Shakspeare, Tennyson, Euskin, Eliot, the 
Brownings and recent writers, embracing studies in fiction, pathos, adven- 
ture, and dialect. 

Special Work in arranging readings and plays — platform technique. 

Recitations : Descriptive, Logical, Poetic, Dramatic, and Humorous. 

Ipbissical Culture. 

(a) Movements of Body : (b) limbs and feet, (c) muscular development, 
{d) health-giving exercises, (e) lectures, (f) practice in gymnasium. 

Text-Book: Vo%?,%^& Special Kinesiology of Educational Gymnastics. 

B Ucacbers' Course 

For training of those who wish to prepare for professional work as 
teachers. During this course the pupil is trained from the foundation in 
natural, practical work. Defects of body, voice, and action are first over- 
come. Pupils are taught by lectures and practical application. In- 
dividuality is insisted upon. 

The examinations are rigid, and certificates given only when creditable 
examinations are passed and practical work done. This certificate admits to 
New England Conservatory College of Oratory, Boston. 

Special Course : For those who wish to become pleasing readers. 

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Iprcparatori? ScbooL 

Miss Rudd. 

The Instruction in the Day School connected with this 
department embraces all subjects usually taught in common 
schools, commencing with the lowest grade of studies : Spell- 
ing, Defining, Reading; Primary and more Advanced History; 
Primary and Reasoned Arithmetic; Civil, Descriptive, and 
Physical Geography ; English Grammar ; Penmanship ; Com- 

From 9 o'clock a. m. to 4 o'clock p. m. the pupils of this 
School sit together in a room, properly fitted for the purpose, 
under the constant supervision of a teacher, two recesses 
being allowed during this time. 

The aim of the teacher in this school is not only to teach 
the contents of text-books, but also to quicken the perceptive 
and reasoning powers of pupils. 

Baldwin's Readers ; Stepping-stones to Literature ; Webster's Dic- 
tionary ; Gilbert's Studies in Words ; Frye's Geographies ; Frye's Brooks 
and Brook Basins ; Southworth's Arithmetics ; Histories of France and 
England (Yonge) ; Physiology (Pathfinder No. 2) ; History of United 
States (Mrs. Lee) ; Sheldon's Language Lessons. 

Miss Scott. 

The science of accounts is taught by a course of instruc- 
tion — theoretical and practical — in Bookkeeping by single and 
double entry. 

If the student does not write a fair, legible hand, it will 
be the aim of the instructor first to remedy this defect. She 
will be practised in commercial forms and calculations. Mean- 
while, the principles of the science of Bookkeeping will be 
gradually developed by study of the text-book, by lectures of 
the teacher and by practical exercises. This study, besides 
the direct practical application, affords a mental discipline 
equal to that afforded by most branches of study. 
Text- Hook : Bryant and Stratton. 

Announcement of Holi^ins Institute. 71 

StenoQrapbi? an5 ^^pewrlting. 

Miss Scott. 

A thorough course in Typewriting and Stenography is 
pursued, and the student is given practical instruction in 
writing business letters, reporting addresses, etc. 
Text-Book : Phonography (Munson). 

Zbc Iboli? Bible anb tbe %ov^'e W^^. 

The sacred Scriptures are read daily before the whole 
school, and this exercise is accompanied with appropriate 
devotions. The school is also divided into classes, each of 
which recites on the Sabbath day a Bible lesson to some one of 
the officers or to more advanced pupils. 

The pupils of the Institute enjoy, moreover, the advan- 
tages of religious exercises most frequently twice every Sun- 
day. The exercises consist of sermons by approved ministers 
of different denominations ; lectures and addresses by officers 
of the school, and other services. 

All sectarian influences, from whatever quarter, are posi- 
tively forbidden. 

In addition to regular Bible lessons for the whole school 
on Sundays, provision is made for a more scholastic and 
critical study of the Word of God during the week by such 
young ladies as may elect to do so. 

jexaminatione, Certificatee, Biplomaa, 
flDet)al6, Etc. 


Pupils coming to this school are subjected to no rigid 
examinations before entering the different classes. To subject 
them to such examination would place them at disadvantage, 
more especially those from distant sections, on their first 
entrance among strangers. Hence, they are at first placed in 
such classes as their own statement as to degree of advance- 

72 Fifty-Skventh Annual Register and 

ment indicates they are prepared to enter, and changes are 
made after actual test in the daily recitations, if necessary. 

Long experience has convinced us that two examinations 
(Intermediate and Final) only during the session subject girls 
to a degree of mental tension and physical fatigue injurious 
to health and not productive of best results. It has, therefore, 
been determined to increase the number of examinations, 
making each less taxing to the energies of both mind and 
body, but not less effective in determining the true standard 
of each pupil. The examinations will occur at the completion 
of specific portions of the course in each department of study. 


Daily records of the attendance, deportment, and scholar- 
ship of the pupils are kept, from which quarterly reports are 
made and forwarded to parents and guardians. The value 
of each recitation or exercise is marked by numbers, one hun- 
dred being the maximum, and signifying perfect. The stand- 
ing of the pupil for the quarter is the average of her daily 
marks. In these reports a general average of the grades 
attained in all her studies is also made. As a means of excit- 
ing to diligence and emulation, these reports are read in the 
presence of the whole school. 

tlbe Golden IReport. 

Reports in which the general average of scholarship is as 
much or more than 87J (one hundred being the highest 
grade) are called " Golden Reports," and by way of distinc- 
tion are printed in golden type. This honor is attainable by 
any pupil in the school, whether in the highest or lowest 
classes. To attain this distinction the pupil's mark in deport- 
ment must be perfect. 

Five medals are offered in this Institution as rewards of 
diligence, and as acknowledgments of excellence in certain 
arts and accomplishments not properly embraced in a diploma. 

Announcement of Hoi.i.ins Institute. 73 

1. pce8iJ)ent'0 flJc&al for Scbolarsbfp. 

This is offered by Charles L. Cocke, Superintendent, to 
that young lady who, in the regular Collegiate Department, 
has maintained throughout the session the highest standard 
in daily recitations and in examinations. 

2. /B>e^al for Eicellencc (n EngUsb Composition. 

This medal is offered by Dr. F. L. Wood, of Roanoke, 
and is awarded, without special contest, to that young lady 
who, in the judgment of the Professor, is the best writer of 
English. As an evidence of her work she is required to write, 
upon some subject assigned by the Professor, an essay to be 
read on Commencement day, and to be published in The Semi- 

3. Aebal for ipiano iDusic. 

This medal is awarded to the young lady graduate or post- 
graduate, who, in the judgment of the Musical Faculty, is the 
best exponent of piano music. 

4. Ube IRosalie jparisb peigton iprise for Docal flftusic. 

This medal is offered by Mrs. Woodward and Mrs. Fitz, 
of Staunton, Va., and is awarded to the young lady who, in 
the judgment of the Musical Faculty, is the best exponent of 
voice culture. 

5. flBc^al for Elocution. 
This is awarded by the Instructor to the best elocutionist. 

These medals indicate not merely relative, hut abso- 
lute excellence in the studies, or arts, for which they are conferred. 
No medal will he conferred unless the young lady has attained 
a high degree of merit zvorthy of such recognition. 

(Tertiftcates anb Diplomas. 

The degrees awarded as the result of examination are the 
following, viz : 

74 Fifty-Skventh Annuai, Register and 

Certificate of Distinction. 
Certificate of Proficiency. 
Diploma in Single Departments. 
Diploma for Special Degrees. 
Diploma for Full Graduates. 

A Certificate of Distinction is given at each Examination 
when the student has passed successfully upon the studies pur- 
sued up to that time. 


A Certificate of Proficiency is given after satisfactory 
examination upon certain special studies, either not included 
in the course for a diploma or upon certain portions of the 
regular departments. 


A Diploma will be awarded, after satisfactory examination, 
in each department named on Page 37. 

IV. Decrees. 

The Eclectic Degree will be conferred when the student has 
received four diplomas — two from the Collegiate departments ; 
the other two optional. 

The Classical Degree will be conferred when the student 
has received four diplomas — Latin or Greek and French or 
German essential ; the other two optional. 

The Philosophical Degree will be conferred when the stu- 
dent has received four diplomas — Moral Science and History 
essential ; the other two optional. 

The Scientific Degree will be conferred when the student 
has received five diplomas — Physics, Chemistry and Mathe- 
matics essential; the other two optional. 

The Literary Degree will be conferred when the student 
has received five diplomas — English Language, English Lit- 
erature and History essential ; the other two optional. 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 75 

V. Xlbe Degree ot jfull Graduate. 

This degree, the highest honor of the school, will be con- 
ferred when the student has received diplomas in the follow- 
ing departments : English Language, English Literature, 
Latin, French or German, History, Mathematics or Physics, 
Chemistry and Moral Science. 

Candidates for any one of the degrees mentioned in Sections 
IV and V must submit to the Board of Instruction an Essay of 
approved merit, composed by herself, upon some literary or 
scientific subject. This Essay must be submitted to the Faculty 
by the first day of May. 

The Annual Sessions of this Institute open in the month 
of September, on Wednesday, and continue until the following 
June. The particular day of the month is announced from 
year to year. 

The fifty-eighth session will open on the nineteenth day of 
September, 1900, and continue to the first Wednesday in June, 
1 901. 

Students should be present on or before the first day of 
the session. No deduction from regular charges will be made 
for absence previous to the first day of October. Those who 
register after that date are charged from the day of entrance 
to the close of the session. No deduction is made for tempo- 
rary absences during the session. 

Students who leave for other than afiflictive providential 
causes are charged at regular rates to the close of the session. 
This requirement is made for the obvious reason that the 
absence of a pupil does not diminish at all the expenses of a 
school ; her teachers and all employes are paid in full to the 
end of the session, and every provision is made for her as 
though she were present. Moreover, by her absence a vacancy 
is made which another applicant might have filled, not for a 
single session only, but perhaps for several. Hence such a 
regulation in this and in all schools of the better class. 

76 Fifty-Seventh Annual Register and 

IRates tor :fi3oart), tTuition, JEtc. 

(for session of nine months.) 
For Full Board and Tuition in Literary Studies (two or more) . . 5250 00 

The term Board includes furnished bed-room, public 
rooms, table fare, servants' attendance, physician's fee, infir- 
mary attention, laundry and lights. Pupils furnish only towels 
and napkins. 

The term Tuition includes instruction in all Languages 
and Sciences. No extra charge made for any branch of study 
in the regular Literary and Scientific Courses. 

For a partial course in literary studies, combined with 
special courses in Music, Art, etc., charges are adjusted to 
suit each case. 

When two pupils come from the same family a deduction 
of six per cent, is made on the charge for board and tuition in 
literary studies ; but no deduction is made on fees for special 

The daughters of ministers of the gospel pay $i86.oo for 
board and tuition in literary courses. No further deduction, 
however, is made in such cases when two or more come from 
the same family. For special studies they pay the regular fees. 

Special StuMea, 


Ample provision is made, both as to equipment and 
instruction, for the study of music. 

We employ six, or more, accomplished and experienced 
teachers trained in the best European and American schools. 
Under their instruction students may reach the highest stand- 
ards to which the best conservatories take their pupils, pro- 
vided the same time is given to the study as in such conserva- 


(FOR session of NINE MONTHS.) 

Piano $550 00 to $75 00 

Pipe Organ 75 00 

Voice Culture 60 00 

Violin 50 00 

Mandolin 45 00 

•Guitar 4.5 00 

Intermediate Class of Theory 15 00 

Senior Class of Theory 25 00 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 77 

Brt anD ^Elocution. 

These schools are presided over by ladies of the best 
equipment for their work, and results are satisfactory. 


(Drawing ") 

^^^ • • t Painting, (Oil, China, Water Colors, Tapestry) . J ' ' • ^^^ ^^ 

Elocution (class) 20 00 

Elocution (special) 40 00 

Physical Culture 10 00 

Stenograpb^r Q:^pewr(tfng anD :©ooftftceplng. 

Each, |30 00 

Any Two, 40 00 

All Three, 50 00 


Library and Reading Room, $2 00 

Ministers, 1 00 

Single Diploma, 1 00 

Degree Diploma, 3 00 

Full Diploma, 5 00 

Payments are made, one-third on day of entrance, one- 
third on fifteenth of December, and one-third on fifteenth of 

Special studies are allozved only with permission of parents 
or guardians. When begun, however, they can not he discon- 
tinued without payment to the close of the current half session. 

Regular lessons in Music and Elocution are given twice 
weekly. When students devote their whole time to such 
studies more lessons are given and at extra cost. The charges 
given above are for regular lessons, and in music one hour 
daily practice, in addition to lessons. 

Text-books, sheet-music, stationery, etc., are furnished 
at city prices for cash or quarterly payments. 

Pupils boarding with families on the premises or in the 
neighborhood make their own terms for board, and pay only 
tuition fee — for regular collegiate course, sixty dollars, and for 
preparatory course, thirty dollars ; no extra charge is made to 
them for use of public rooms. 

For all extra lessons in special studies a charge at regidar 
rates is made, and when in the Department of Music extra hours 

78 Fifty-Skvknth Annual Register and 

for practice are demanded, for each such hour of daily practice 
a charge of ten dollars per session is made for piano and -fifteen 
dollars for pipe organ. 

No charge is made for transportation of pupils and their 
baggage from and to our railroad station at the opening and 
close of the session. For all other transportation, however, a 
reasonable charge is made. 

Cottages tor IRent. 

There are two well constructed cottages of eight and ten 
rooms respectively on the Institute grounds. They are rented 
from year to year by parties who prefer to be with their 
daughters while at school. Those who rent them may receive 
boarders at their own charges, provided such boarders are 
subject to the regulations of the school. These cottages are 
of recent construction and are well finished, commodious and 
comfortable. Both are supplied with water. One is heated 
by steam and the other by open grates. Apply to the Business 
Manager for terms. 

:fiSoarDing 2)epartment. 

All pupils connected with the Collegiate Department, 
boarding on the premises, occupy their own private rooms 
during study-hours, except when attending lectures or other 
exercises. These rooms are kept comfortably warm by steam- 
heat from early dawn till lo o'clock p. m. The bed-rooms are 
furnished with all needed articles for comfort and convenience, 
and the pupils are constantly supervised by the offtcers. 

Pupils connected with the Preparatory School, both 
boarders and day scholars, study together in a large and 
properly fitted room, always kept at a comfortable temperature 
and properly ventilated. 

The Boarding Department is conducted by the Superin- 
tendent, aided by competent sub-officers. 

The Dining-Room is on the second story, connected with 
the other buildings by covered ways. It is commodious and 
attractive, with ample culinary attachments. 

Young ladies who wish to enjoy the salubrity of a moun- 
tain climate and the benefit of mineral waters during the 

Announcement of HolIvIns Institute. 79 

summer months, are boarded at twenty dollars per month 
during vacation, under proper supervision, and when they 
desire it their relatives are also boarded during vacation 
months at twenty-five dollars per month. 

When patrons of the school and friends of the young 
ladies visit in the school, they will be charged at the rate of 
one dollar a day for visits protracted longer than twenty-four 

Ilnformation for patrone^ 

1. This Institute owns a tract of land of one hundred 
and fifty acres in the county of Roanoke, and one and a half 
miles from HoUins Station, on the Norfolk and Western Rail- 
way. Near the center of the tract its buildings are located, 
thus excluding them from the annoyance of close proximity to 
public thoroughfares. All persons living in the buildings, 
whether pupils and officers or others, are under the supervision 
and regulations of the Institute. These premises are beautiful 
and attractive, but are kept posted according to law, and are 
not allowed to become a resort for the indiscriminate public. 

2. Parents are asked not to give permissions which conflict 
with the regulations of the School. All permissions as to taking 
up and dropping studies, visiting, going home, etc., etc., should 
he communicated directly to the Superintendent. Parents at a 
distance do not always understand the conditions involved and 
sometimes give permissions which they would zvithhold were they 
cognizant of the facts in the case. They are advised to acquaint 
themselves with the views of the School before giving such per- 

3. In cases of sickness, as soon as symptoms of serious 
disease manifest themselves, the friends of the patient are 
informed by telegraph or letter, every attention in the mean- 
time being given which could be bestowed were they present. 
Comfortable and pleasant rooms are provided for those who 
may become sick, or even slightly indisposed, that they may 

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be avv-ay from the hurry and bustle of school exercises and 
under the care of the matron for the sick. It must not be 
inferred that when a pupil is taken to these rooms she is 
necessarily very sick; for it often happens that girls are 
removed to the infirmary merely to give them mental rest and 

4. When, in case of sudden emergency, pupils are called 
home, instructions should be sent, not to the pupil, or some 
third party, but to the Superintendent, who will make ample 
provision to meet the case, whatever it may involve. When 
pupils are committed to others than officers of the school, or 
authorized to make visits, or to go home at the close of the 
session with other parties, written instructions should be sent 
to the Superintendent ; and in such cases the Institute is 
released from responsibility as soon as such instructions shall 
have been fulfilled. The Institute does not allow its pupils to 
be absent from the premises during the night, except with 
immediate relatives. 

5. Absence from Examinations is highly injurious to the 
good order and success of the school ; for these examinations 
are not only a test of scholarship and an important means of 
mental training, but they constitute a powerful incentive to 
diligence and successful study. 

6. Some parents do their children a zvroiig by calling them 
from school before the closing exercises of the session. As soon as 
such permission reaches the student she is not only inclined to 
neglect her ozvn studies, and thus fail to pass successfully her Unal 
examinations, but she becomes a disturbing element in the school. 
Moreover,zvhena pupil leaves before the closing exercises a general 
unfavorable impression is made as to the cause of her leaving. 

7. This Institute does not allow its pupils to receive the 
attentions of gentlemen, whether such attentions are approved 
by the parents, or guardians, or not. When it is absolutely 
necessary for calls to be made by gentlemen, whether relatives 
or friends, they should invariably present letters of introduc- 
tion and instruction to the Superintendent, and even then such 
calls must not be too frequently repeated. We can not assume 
the responsibility of supervising such associations of young 
ladies committed to our care — it is the province of immediate 
relatives. The proper social culture of the pupils, however, is 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 8i 

not neglected. All the teachers and their families reside on 
the premises, and, under proper regulations, the freest social 
intercourse is enjoyed. On frequent occasions, also, the par- 
lors of the Institute are open for social entertainments, at 
which none other than the teachers and their families are 
expected to attend, save by special invitation of the Superin- 


The closing exercises of the session are held annually in 
the month of June. On this occasion diplomas and certifi- 
cates awarded to successful students, are conferred, and ad- 
dresses are made by distinguished invited speakers. 

Xiterar? Societies^ 

Of these there are two connected with the Institute, the 
Euzelian and the Euepian. Their weekly meetings are of 
great interest and profit to the members. The exercises are 
varied ; reading from standard authors and from the leading 
magazines of the day are a potent means of improvement, but 
the center of power and of interest lies in the original work of 
the members themselves — in essays, written debates, and in the 
general discussion of questions practical and literary. Thus 
not only training is secured, but no inconsiderable store of 
information. Best of all, the student, bringing to bear upon 
the subject under consideration what she has learned in 
difficult lines, discovers for herself something of that unity and 
harmony of knowledge which so fires the mind to further 
search. Though the Faculty show their interest by visits and 
occasional suggestions, yet the control and conduct of the 
societies liewhollywith the members themselves. This encour- 
ages a freedom of thought and a zest for action which is most 
broadening, and which is counterbalanced by the recognition 

82 Fifty-Seventh Annual Register and 

on the part of the girls of the responsibiUty devolving upon 
themselves to do and be only what is worthy of this Institute. 

The societies send out two publications, "The Semi- 
Anmial," which appears in February and June, and ''The 
Spinster," which appears about the close of each session. 
These publications are well conducted and are sources of great 
pleasure and profit to the students having them in charge, as 
well as to the school at large. 

With rare exceptions, those who have attained marked 
success as students in this school have been members of one 
or the other of these organizations. Therefore, parents who 
desire to secure for their daughters breadth of culture would 
do well in urging them to avail themselves of this means of 

Each society has a commodious hall appropriately fur- 

Zhe jEu3cUan ScboIar6bip< 

This scholarship, founded in 1896 by the Euzelian Society, 
is designed to assist deserving but needy students in the 
attainment of higher training in English and other branches 
of a liberal course of instruction. It entitles the incumbent to 
free tuition in the full collegiate course for one session. 

The conditions of incumbency are that the beneficiary 
shall be a member of the EuzeHan Society, or shall become so 
immediately upon receiving the appointment; that she shall 
be of such maturity of mind and character, and shall have 
reached such a stage of advancement in collegiate work, as 
shall qualify her to enter Senior or Graduate classes in Hollins 
Institute ; and that the Senior course in either English Litera- 
ture or English Language, unless both have already been 
completed, shall be one of the courses elected. 

The appointment of this scholarship is to be made at the 
close of each session for the session following, and by a com- 
mittee consisting of the Superintendent of the Institute, the 
Professor of English, and the final President of the Euzelian 
Society. In making the appointment, the committee will be 

Announcement of Hoi^lins Institute. 83 

guided, not by scholarship alone, but also by other evidences 
of peculiar fitness ; and more especially by a consideration of 
the need, on the part of the applicants, of the assistance 
applied for. 

XLbc JEuepian Claeeical Beerce Scbolarebip* 

This scholarship, founded in 1900 by the Euepian Society, 
is designed to assist deserving students in the securing of the 
Classical Degree of Hollins Institute. It entitles the incum- 
bent to free tuition in the full collegiate course for one session, 
or two, if necessary. 

The conditions of incumbency are that the beneficiary 
shall be a member of the Euepian Society, or shall become one 
immediately upon receiving the appointment; that she shall 
be of excellent character, and shall be sufficiently mature in 
mind to qualify her to enter Senior classes in Hollins Institute ; 
and that the Senior course in Latin, one of the Modern Lan- 
guages and English Literature be among the four courses 
elected for the degree. 

The appointment of this scholarship is to be made at the 
close of each session for the session following, and by a com- 
mittee consisting of the Superintendent of the Institute, the 
professors of Ancient Languages, Modern Languages and 
English Literature, and the four final officers of the Euepian 

^be l^ounQ TKIlomen'e Cbrietian aeeociation. 

This association has as its object the promotion of the 
religious interests of the students. Though the privilege of 
membership is extended to the Faculty, the active work and 
the direction of the association are entirely in the hands of the 
students themselves. A short service is held weekly in the 
chapel, and also a monthly missionary meeting; and the fund 

84 Fifty-Seventh Annual Register and 

raised by voluntary contributions and small monthly dues, is 
employed in educating a Christian Chinese girl. The associa- 
tion works in various ways to promote right living, and is a 
prominent and powerful factor for good in the Institute. 

alumnae H00ociation< 

This organization meets annually during Commencement. 
Due notice is given each year by the executive committee as 
to the day and hour of meeting. The object of the Associa- 
tion is to foster among the Alumnae sentiments of affection for 
their Alma Mater and of regard for each other. All ex-pupils 
are eligible to membership. The ofBcers are as follows : 

President : Mrs. W. H. Wilmer, of Washington City. 

Vice-Presidents : Mrs. C. W. Scrimgeour, of Galveston, 
Texas; Miss Ella H. Miller, Lynchburg, Va. 

Recording Secretary : Miss Marian S. Bayne, Hollins 

Corresponding Secretary : Miss Thalia S. Hayward, Hol- 
lins Institute. 

Treasurer: Miss Hallie Battaile, Boggs, Va. 

Executive Committee : Mrs. E. E. Shieb, Blacksburg, 
Va. ; Miss E. Charles Harmon, Mossy Creek, Va. ; Mrs. W. C. 
Williams, Washington, D. C. ; Mrs. D. H. Scott, Roanoke, 
Va. ; Miss Sarah Dunnington, Charlottesville, Va. ; Miss Eliza- 
beth Puryear, Hollins, Va. 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 85 

ITbe TReaMng^'lRoom anb Hluinnae Xibraru. 

These rooms, adjoining each other, are two of the most 
attractive within the precincts of Hollins. 

T)ic reading-room is large, bright, comfortably furnished, 
thoroughly heated, and finely equipped with a most valuable 
collection of current literature. 

The Alumnae Library, while not large, is well selected; 
it contains the best standard works in prose and poetry, 
histories, and a number of well-chosen reference books, ency- 
clopaedias, dictionaries and mythologies. 

These rooms are self-supporting; the fee is $2.00, which 
must be paid to the Assistant Librarian at the opening of the 

86 Fifty-Sevknth Annuai. Register and 

jfacultp Concett. 

©ctobcr 7tb, 1899. 


1 Organ — " Theme with Variations " Lux 

Mr. Charles H. Elwell. 

2 Violin — " Introduction and Gavotte " Ries 

Miss Edith Lynwood "Winn. 

3 Aria — "It is Enough" (Elijah) Mendelssohn 

Mr. Louis Alberti. 

4 Pianoforte — "Novelette, op. 21, No. 1." Schumann 

Miss Mary M. Pleasants. 

5 Recitation—" The Soul of the Violin" Merrill 

(Violin Accorapaniment by Miss Winn.) 
Miss Pauline Sherwood Townsend. 

6 Pianoforte — (a) "Mazurka." Chopin 

(b) " Venezia Barcarole " Liszt 

(The tide rising from the Adriatic Sea. The strain of a barcarole 
sung by two voices. The moon spreading her silvery light over the water. 
The hours of the midnight chime from Sant Marcus, mingling into the 
dying sounds of the music.) 

(c) " Paraphrase de Concert " Raff 

Mr. Carl Bodell 

7 Violin — (a) "Berceuse" Godard 

(b) "Perpetuum Mobile" Bohm 

Miss Winn. 

8 Pianoforte — " Two Love Songs " Ethelbert Nevin 

Miss Pleasants. 

9 Studies With Dove — Original Work. 

The Salute An Easter Thought At Rest 

The Flight The Message Affection 

The Caress At Play Protection 


Miss Townsend. 

10 Pianoforte — " Polonaise Brilliante " Weber-Liszt 

Mr. Bodell. 

11 Vocal Solo— " Will-o'-the-Wisp " Cherry 

Mr. Alberti. 

12 Pianoforte — " Concerto in D Minor " Rubinstein 

(a) Andante. (b) Allegro. 

Solo Piano: Mr. Elwell. 

Piano 11 (orchestra) : Mr. Bodell. 

Announckmknt of HolIvIns Institute. 87 

Students' Concert. 
SaturDa^, December 16tb, 1899, 7:30 ip. /IR. 


1. Overture to " Marriage of Figaro " Mozart 

Piano Quartette and Orchestra. 

Piano I— Misses Mary M. Pleasants and Ethel Lipscomb. 
Piano II— Misses Teddie Edrington and Mabel McLaughlin. 

First Violins — Misses Edith Lynwood Winn, Kosa Cocke, Susie Williams. 
Second Violins — Misses Kathryn Goodell, Marguerite Allen and Margaret 

Viola — Miss Margie Miller. 'Cello — Mr. Charles H. Elwell. 

Contra-Bass — Miss Edwina Edens. Timpani — Miss Annie Myrtle Seago. 

2. Piano Duo — "Titania," Fantasie de Concert . . . . Lefebvre-Wely 

Piano I — Miss Annie May Gibson. 
Piano II — Miss Julia Deyerle. 

3. Vocal Trio — "Laughing Song" Martini 

Miss Marie Estes, Miss Edith Mallory and Mr. Louis Alberti. 

4. Piano Solo — "Nocturne" Chopin 

Miss Mattie Cocke. 

5. Kecitation — " Eescue of Lucknow " Chapman 

Miss Mary Margaret Mills. 

6. Violin Solo — " Scene de Ballet " De Beriot 

Miss Kathryn Goodell. 

7. Piano Solo — Concerto in G Minor (First movement) . . Mendelssohn 

Miss Edwina Edens. 
Orchestral Parts on Second Piano, Mr. Charles H. Elwell. 

8. Morning Hymn from " La Vestale " Spontini 

Soli, Chorus and Orchestra. 

High Priestess Miss Edith Mallory 

Julia Miss Thalia Hayward 

Piano I — Miss Daisy Estes. 

Piano II — Miss Kate Thorpe. 

9. Petticoat Perfidy Sir Charles Young 

(A Comedietta in One Act, Produced at Court Theatre, London.) 

88 Fifty-Skventh Annual Register and 


Mrs. Montrevor Miss Eugenia Townsend 

Mrs. Norwood Jones (a widow) Miss Mills 

Juliette (French Maid) Miss Keed 

10. Piano Solo — Introduction et Valse Lente Sieveking 

Miss Mary Dill. 

11. Organ Solo — Offertoire in E flat Batiste 

Miss Mabel Sims. 

12. Piano Solos — (a) "Morning Song" (Pastorale) .... Carl Bodell 
(Summer Morning in th« Black Forest — The Angelus— Sun.shine— 

Birds Singing.) 

(b) "Mazurka" Schulhoff 

Miss Annie Myrtle Seago. 

13. Poses Plastiques (Copyrighted) . Kelly 

Salute, The Vase, The Leper, The Fountain, Antiope carried off by 

Theseus, The Kevel, Niobe, Song of the Minstrel, Laocoon, 

Sculptor's Atelier, Fight for Standard, America 

and the Nations. 

Pantomime Class — Misses Mills, Kefauver, Keed, E. Townsend, K. Tupper, 
Webster, Moss, Porter, Sykes, Hodges, Nail, and Hudson. 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 89 

Students' Concert, 

Bprd 7tbt 1900. 


Overture of '* Masaniello" Auber 


Piano Solo — Nocturne in F Minor Chopin 

, Miss Janet Smith. 

Vocal Solo — Berceuse ( Jocelyn) Godard 

Miss Minnie Freeman. 
Violin Obligate by Miss Rosa Cocke. 

Piano Quartette — King's Hussars' March Leonard 

Piano I. Misses Cornelia Allen and Lucile Carter. 
Piano II. Misses Hallie Dickinson and Sadie Horner. 

Duke Deodonato's Decree Anthony Hope 

Dramatized by Senior Class in Elocution from story 
"Marriage by Compulsion." 

Scene I and II. The Duke's Council Chamber. 


Duke Deodonato Miss Lois Sykes 

Dulcissima Miss Mary Mills 

President of Council Miss Anita Penn 

Dr. Fusbius, Ph. D., -»^° It^'cTpl^S"^" Miss Katherine Tupper 

Crown Lawyers, Judges and Courtiers are : 
Misses Moss, Porter, Blanchard, Hodges, Booth, Nail, King, Watts. 

Piano Solo— The Spring Blumenthal 

Miss Frances Girard. 

Solo and Chorus — The Water- Nymph Rubinstein 

Soloist, Miss Edith L. Winn. 

At the piano, Mr. Charles H. Elwell. 

Piano Solos— (a) Ondine Etude Rubinstein 

(b) Valse Chopin 

Miss Frances Wootters. 

Duos for Violins Wohlfahrt 

Allegro, Andante, Allegro Vivace. 

Misses Winn and May Phelps. 

At fhe piano, Miss Annie Myrtle Seago. 

Organ Solo— Christmas Offertory Lemmens 

Miss Daisy Estes. 


Piano Solos — (a) Nocturne Chopin 

(b) Pierette Chaminade 

Miss Mary Shell. 

Christ is Kisen Hammerel 

(Arranged for Solo and Chorus by I,. Alberti.) 
Soloist, Miss Edith Mallory. 
At the organ, Mr. Elwell. 

Piano Solo — Tremolo Etude Gottschalk 

Miss Ina Hodges. 

Narrow Escape — Comedietta Ke Henry 


Miss Steele, A. B M. A., D C. L Ph. D., 1 ^.^^ j, j^ ^^^^^^^^ 

who has passed with honors, J ° 

Miss Amy Lorrimer, her volatile friend, who "loves | Miss Aimee Reed 
men better than books." J 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 91 

piano IRecitaL 

(Mr. Bodell's Class.) 

^ag lltb, 1900. 


1. Polonaise Lack 

Louise Monroe, 

2. Hungarian Sthiel 

Anna Kusian. 

3. Barcarole and Yalse Binet 

Ethel Numsen. 

4. Fantasik — (Les Adieux) Weber 

Sallie Jones. 

5. BouRRE Bach 

Sallie Coker. 

6. GuiTARRE Caprice Cecile Chaminade 

Lily Tinsley. 

7. Valse Brillante Schulhoff 

Bertha Lloyd. 

8. Les Hirondelles (the Swallows) 

Teddie Edrington. 

9. En Yalsant 

Bonnie King. 

10. Berceuse 

Keatts Biscoe. 

11. Bolero 

Mabel Fuller. 

12. "Shepherd's Tale " and "Shepherds All and Maidens 

Eair " From " In Arcady " Nevin 

Mabel Bassett. 

13. Witches' Dance McDowell 

Margaret Braswell. 

14. (a) Song Without Words Mendelssohn 

(b) Mi Teresita Teresa Carreno 

Lenora Cocke. 

15. Persian March Strauss- Griinfeld 

Frances Wootters. 

16. Spanish Serenade 

Ina Hodges. 

17. A Dream n i t> ^ n 

Sadie Cavitt. \ ' ' ^^'^ ^^^^^^ 

18. Moorish Patrol 

Mary Reeves. 

19. Pastorale Yariee '. . . . Mozart 

Anna Myrtle Seago. 

20. Sonata (first movement) Beethoven 

Martha Cocke. 

21. Faust Yalse Gounod-Jaell 

Mabel Sims. 


92 Fifty-Seventh Annuai. Register and 

piano IRecital. 

(Mr. Elwell's Class.) 

/iBas i2tb, 1900. 


1 Organ Solo — Andante Dunham 

Miss Daisy Estes. 

2 Concerto, D Minor — First Movement Mozart 

Miss Minnie Freeman. 

3 Sonata — Op. 27, No. 1 — Andante, Allegro Beethoven 

Miss Mar}^ Shell. 

4 Norwegian Bridal Procession Grieg 

Miss Pauline Funk. 

5 Spring Flowers — No. 2 Gade 

Miss Katie Neflf. 

6 SiciLiENNE — Caprice \ 

Miss Ethel Gill. 

Miss Lucy Camp. 

) Lack 


Miss Annie Hume. \ 

Caprice — Redowa | 

Miss Janet Smith. / 

7 Organ Solo — Berceuse Guilmant 

Miss Bonnie King. 

8 Arabesque Chaminade 

Miss Mary Harman. 

9 Duet — Midsummer Night's Dream Mendelssohn 

Miss Carrie Garrison. 

10 Air de Ballet Bachmann 

Miss Lila Warn. 

11 Improvisation Mendel 

Miss Edwina Edens. 

12 (a) Valse — C sharp Minor Choipin 

(b) Etude A. Lambert 

Miss Eleanor Gathright. 

13 Concerto — C Minor (First Movement) Beethoven 

Miss Mary Dill. 
(II Piano) Miss Edwina Edens. 

Announcemknt of H01.1.1NS Institute. 93 

piano IRecitaL 

By Misses Kate Thorpe and Daisy Kstes. 

/IRa^ i9tb, 1900. 


1. SoNATE Grieg 

Allegro, Andante, Menuetto, Allegro con fuoco. 
Miss Daisy Estes. 

2. Ballade and Polonaise Vieuxtemps 

Miss Rosa Cocke. 

3. SoNATE (Moonlight) Beethoven 

Miss Kate Thorpe. 

4. Reading — Act II, Scene 2, Henry VIII Shakspeare 

Queen Catherine's Defense. 
Miss Townsend. 

5. (a) Sarabande Raft 

(b) Allegro Beethoven 

(c) Chanson Bretonne Chaminade 

Miss Daisy Estes. 

6. (a) ^iNON Tosti 

(b) Le sais tu? Massenet 

Mr. Louis Alberti. 

7. Rhapsodie d'Auvergne Saint-Saens 

Piano and Orchestra. 

Orchestral Part for a Second Piano, 

Miss Kate Thorpe. 

Piano Second, 

Mr. Carl Bodell. 

94 Fifty-Skvknth Annual Register and 

©roan IRecttaL 

By Miss Mabel Sims. 

^ai2 26tb, 1900. 

Duet — Fantasia, op. 76 Dr. Volckmar 

Miss Sims. Mr. Elwell. 

Quartet for Violins — Nocturne from "Midsummer Night's Dream " 


Toccata and Fugue — D Min J. S. Bach 

Pastorale G. Merkel 

Fanfare J. Lemmens 

Eeading — (a) "Swing High, Swing Low " \ Field 

(b) " The Kockabye Lady " i 

Miss Townsend. 
(Violin Obligate . . . . Miss "Winn . . . Music by DeKoven) 

Offertory — D flat Salome 

Offertory on Christmas Hymns Guilmant 

Vocal Solo — " The Two Grenadiers " Schumann 

Finale from Suite for Organ and Strings Rheinberger 

Announcement of Hollins Institute. 95 

Commencement IRecttaL 

By Elocution and Physical Culture Departments. 

5une 2D, 1900. 



1. Studies in Strength and Grace .... Class A, Physical Culture 

Leaders — Misses Porter and Biscoe. 

2. Overture — to Masaniello Auber 


3. PtEADiNG— " A Judith of '64 " Cavanaugh 

Miss Lois Sykes. 

4. Reading — " Doom of Claudius and Cynthia " Thompson 

Miss Eugenia Townsend. 

5. Studies with Sword 

Miss Moss. 

6. Reading — " Jack, the Fisherman " E.S.Phelps 

Miss Aimee Reed. 

7. Reading — " A Peculiar Attack " Pall Mall Magazine 

Miss Mary Mills. 

8. (a) Fairy Dance— (Midsummer Night's Dream) . . . Mendelssohn 

Misses Phelps, Reynolds, Braswell, Allen. 

(b) Morris Dances— (Henry YIII) E.German 


part II. 
Julius C^sar Udner stage direction of Miss Townsend 

96 Fifty-Sevknth Annual Register and 

Commencement Concert. 
5une 5tb, 1900. 



Overture to " Coriolan " Beethoven 

Piano I — Misses Cornelia Allen and Frances Girard. 

Piano II — Misses Sadie Horner and Mary Pleasants, 

and Orchestra. 

Piano Solos— (a) Butterfly Grieg 

(b) Mazurka Godard 

Miss Mary Dill, 

Chorus — Spring Song Chadwick 

Choral Class. 

Piano Duo — Grand Caprice Hongrois Ketterer 

Piano I — Miss Ethel Lipscomb. 
Piano II — Miss Mabel McLaughlin. 

Vocal Solo — Divine Redeemer Gounod 

Miss Marie Estes. 

(Violin obi., Miss Kathryn Goodell ; Piano, Miss Kate Thorpe ; 

Organ, Miss Mabel Sims.) 

Piano Solo — Valse de Juliette (Romeo et Juliette) Gounod-Raff 

Miss Annie Myrtle Seago. 

Organ Solos — (a) Offertory on Christmas Hymns Guilmant 

(b) Fanfare . . Lemmens 

Miss Mabel Sims. 

Orchestra — Romance Svendsen 

Solo Violin, Miss Rosa Cocke. 

Piano Solo— Polka de la Reine Raff 

Miss Mary Reeves. 

Vocal Duets — (a) I Would That My Love ) M ^ V V. 

(b) The May-bell and the Flowers . . j " ' 
Misses Mildred Willingham and Ina Hodges. 

Organ Solo — Grand Chorus Dubois 

Miss Daisy Estes. 

Piano Solos — (a) Arlequinc Chaminade 

(b) Liebestraum, No. 3 Liszt 

Miss Edwina Edens. 

Chorus — Cheerfulness Gumbert 

Choral Class. 

Okchkstra — Concerto No. 8 (first movement) Rode 

Solo Violin, Miss Edith Lynnwood Winn. 

Announckmknt of H01.1.1NS Institute. 97 

Ube final 2)a^, 
5une 6tb, 1900. 

Hymn— " Holy, Holy, Holy '■ John B. Dykes 


Delivery of Department Diplomas. 

Overture — " Midsummer Night's Dream " Mendelssohn 

Piano I. Misses Coker and Wootters. 
Piano II. Misses Gathright and Garrison 
and Orchestra. 

Address to the School Hon. A. J. Montague, of Richmond 

Piano Solo — Faust Valse Gounod-Jael 

Miss Mabel Sims, Virginia (Medalist) 
Reading op Medal Essay Miss Ella Furman, Texas 

Delivery of Medals. 

Chorus — " Christ is Risen " Hammerel 

(By Request. ) 
Miss Edith Mallory and Choral Class. 

Conferring of Degrees Supt. Charles L. Cocke 

I. Special Degrees, 
II. The Full Degree. 

Finale from Suite for Organ and Strings Rheinherger 

Miss Sims and Orchestra. 

Special IRottce to Soutbcrn (Blrle^ 

As many young ladies from the Southern States attend 
this Institute, one or more of its officers is annually deputed to 
take charge of them en route. Due notice of the movements of 
the officer will be given through the press or by letter. Young 
ladies from States along the lines of travel, when application is 
made in due time, will be informed by letter on what day and 
at what hour the train will pass prominent points, so that they 
may be able to join the party. 

The route from Houston, Texas, will be via New Orleans, 
over the Southern Pacific, Southern, and Norfolk and Western 

The route from Fort Worth will be via Cotton Belt, Mem- 
phis and Charleston, Southern, and Norfolk and Western. 

A circular letter will be issued and sent to all patrons before 
the opening of the school. 

For pupils from Kentucky, Ohio, and other States, West 
and Northwest, the best and most direct route is via Columbus, 
Ohio, Chillicothe, Ohio, or Kenova, W. Va., at which points 
they can connect with the Norfolk and Western Railway and 
come to Hollins without change. 

Agents. — This school has always looked with disfavor 
upon the agency system of inducing the attendance of pupils. 
This system often places girls in schools which their friends 
would wholly disapprove were they fully informed of the social 
and moral influences which work in them, to say nothing of 
their facilities and standards. We regard the education of girls 
as too delicate and important a matter to be placed on a com- 
mercial basis. A father may, on false representation, purchase 
inferior goods and sufifer temporary loss, but when he places 
his daughter under influences which give an impress to her 
character he may inflict a wrong which neither time nor effort 
can remove. From these considerations, we do not encourage 
the agency system, but would request those who desire infor- 
mation in addition to what is given in our publications to write 
for references. Prominent parties in all the Southern States 
know from observation and experience the character and 
standards of this Institute. 

•:^ Southern Railway, 




Parents or guardians should confer with or write to the 
nearest Southern Railway representative in regard to 
rates, Pullman accommodations, etc. 

FAST LIMITED TRAINS, Pullman cars, and dining- 
car service, from principal commercial centres in the 
South and Southwest to Washington, D. C, and New 
York, thus offering unparalleled accommodations and 
comforts for students to reach the various points where 
schools and colleges are located in Virginia and the 

Special attention is Paid to Young Ladies traveling 
With or Without Escorts. 

S. H. HAEDWICK, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga. 

C. A. BENSCOTER, A. G. P. A., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

WM. H. TATLOE, A. G. P. A., Lonis?ille, Ky. 

C. A. DeSAUSSUEE, D. P. A., Memphis, Tenn. 

L. S. BEOWN, General Agent, 705 Fifteenth Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

M. E. POWEES, D. P. A., 704 Common Street, New Orleans, La. 

J. C. ANDEEWS, S. W. P. A., 213 Main Street, Houston, Texas. 

M. H. BONE, W. P. A., Dallas, Texas. 

R. W. HUNT, T. P. A., 212 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, Fla. 

E. W. HUNT, T. P. A., 789 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga. 

RANDALL CLIFTON, D. P. A., Savannah, Ga 

GEOEGE B. ALLEN, D. P. A., Charleston, S. C. 

W. A. TURK, Gen'l Passenger Agent, Washington, D. C. 


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